Best Surgical Result

This award will recognise the consultant plastic surgeon who has created the best surgical facial aesthetic result for a patient. The practitioner may have utilised non-surgical treatments to complement the result. Please note that formatting cannot be copied and pasted from Word documents, so you should only add these when submitting your entry on the website. As well as providing photographic evidence of an excellent aesthetic result, the entry should demonstrate excellent patient care and patient satisfaction with the outcome. The finalists’ before and after images of their patient will be displayed at the Aesthetics Awards, on the Aesthetics Awards website, in the Aesthetics journal and Beyond Beauty consumer magazine, and across social media, so entrants must confirm they have permission to use the images for marketing purposes. Treatment must have been given after January 1 2020. The winner will be selected by the Aesthetics Awards judges.


Miss Elizabeth Hawkes

Miss Elizabeth Hawkes

Cadogan Clinic

Miss Elizabeth Hawkes FRCOphth MBBS BSc is a consultant ophthalmic and oculoplastic surgeon, specialising in blepharoplasty surgery, eye surgery and advanced facial aesthetics.

This case highlights a young male with Apert syndrome who presented with a left upper eyelid ptosis having had multiple facial surgical procedures in the past. His vision was unaffected, and therefore, this was classified as a cosmetic issue, rather than a functional problem.

Patients with craniofacial dysgenesis can be stigmatised due to their characteristic facial appearance. The patient wanted to improve the cosmetic appearance of his face and wanted an oculoplastic surgeon who also had cosmetic surgery expertise for the best chance of aesthetic success.

The patient had an excellent surgical result achieving eyelid symmetry and improving the tired appearance of his face. He was delighted with the outcome and it had been a pleasure for me to look after him, after he had placed his trust in me for this complex procedure.

The case highlights how cosmetic eyelid surgery can have a huge impact on quality of life. 

As clinicians, it is important that we are humble with our patients, and fully involve them in every decision making step of the journey.

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Mr Daniel Ezra

Mr Daniel Ezra

Moorfields Eye Hospital

Matthew Thornton, 48 years of age attended clinic complaining of a very tired and exhausted look. He had lower lid bags for many years, but was never bothered about the appearance. However, as the bags worsened, he eventually reached a point where the bags became very ageing and also gave the patient a very tired and exhausted look. Specialist ophthalmic and oculoplastic consultant Danie Ezra preformed blepharoplasty in a measured way so as not to skeletonise the eye. A “tissue preservation” lower lid blepharoplasty was performed through a subcilliary incision. The lower lid blepharoplasty was predominantly a fat transposition and orbicularis tightening, with minimal skin excision and fat excision. The lower lid was supported with a midface lift, also performed through the subcilliary incision, releasing the orbitomalar and zygomaticofacial ligaments with a subperiosteal dissection fully mobilising the midface to allow for a multiplanar elevation of the cheek. A canthoplasty was also performed. This surgery effectively tightened, lifted and redistributed tissue with very little tissue excised. Matthew was reviewed at one week, 6 weeks and 6 months. The ocular surface was carefully managed, and the patient was delighted with the results.

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Mr Muhammad Riaz

Mr Muhammad Riaz

St Hugh’s hospital

“Nobody’s noticed. They know I look good but can’t put their finger on why. Isn’t that an amazing skill, as a surgeon? I look at my reflection now and think, ‘yes, this is how I should look’.”

These are the words of a thrilled patient who underwent an extended facelift and other procedures under the care of Mr Muhammad Riaz at HMT St Hugh’s Hospital, Grimsby. The surgery has transformed the patient’s view of herself, both physically and psychologically. Mr Riaz is highly qualified and skilled, and the trust and rapport he maintains with his patients is exemplary. His transparency and detailed explanations of procedures and their outcomes means patients experience an unshakeable trust in him and his care. The years of experience, qualifications and honours Mr Riaz holds are commendable, but it is the consistently positive feedback he receives which drives him to continue evolving procedures for the benefit of patients. At heart, Mr Riaz is a highly skilled and sought-after surgeon who is dedicated to furthering the field of plastic surgery and striving for better outcomes.

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Mr Julian De Silva

Mr Julian De Silva

The Centre for Advanced Facial Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery

  • Dr Julian De Silva is a leading facial plastic surgeon who specializes only in surgical and non-surgical facial procedures. Dr De Silva has considerable experience in cosmetic and reconstructive facial surgery from fellowships in London, Los Angeles and New York. He is the one of a handful of elite surgeons to be recognized with British, European and American qualifications, memberships and board certification. 
  • Our patient presented after a significant life event with a loss of confidence and self-conscious about her tired eyes and neck appearance. Dr De Silva completed his signature lower blepharoplasty with deep plane facelift and neck lift surgery in conjunction with fat transfer and temporal brow lift. She had a wonderful result looking more than a decade younger 
  • " I am overjoyed with the result. I can now wear necklaces without feeling self-conscious and my self-confidence has returned." 
  • Dr De Silva teaches internationally, has co-authored over 30 scientific research papers and written multiple books, as well as running multiple randomised control studies, regarded as the gold standard of medical research. Julian’s philosophy focuses on giving patients natural-looking results and between 20-40% of his work is complex revision treatments on patients who have received treatment elsewhere. 

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Key Dates

  • Entries Open 30th September 2021
  • Entries Close 12th November 2021
  • Finalists Announced 4 st January 2022
  • Voting and Judging Close 1st February 2022
  • Winners Announced The Aesthetics Awards Ceremony after the Aesthetics Conference & Exhibition 12th March 2022