Welcome to Prèface Cosmetic

The Hunter’s own high-end facial cosmetic clinic specialising in lids, cheeks and chins, using surgical and non-surgical techniques.

Operated by Dr E. Hollenbach.

Specialist Ophthalmic Surgeon with a special interest in Facioplastic and Oculoplastic Surgery.

Newcastle’s Fraxel and Thermage Clinic.

Prèface Cosmetic offers Newcastle & the Hunter region all of the following:

Prèface News:

Catch up on the latest news from our clinics and the medical industry.

Preface Cosmetic Formulated Skincare is now available in our clinics

Australian Made for Australian Conditions

Introducing the brand new Prèface Cosmetic formulated skin care range

Prèface Cosmetic’s new range of medical grade skin care is formulated with active ingredients to target specific skin concerns and is designed to fit into your daily skin care regimen. These cosmeceuticals are designed to provide you with concentrated results, available only through our Prèface clinics.

1st July 2023 Changes to Guidelines

Guidelines for registered medical practitioners who perform cosmetic surgery and procedures.

The key areas of change to the guidelines are in the patient consultation process and tougher advertising rules. These guidelines are for stronger regulation of the cosmetic surgery industry to protect the general public. 

Now Available at Prèface Cosmetic

Zip now, pay later.

Prèface Cosmetic will now offer our patients the option of ZipPay. This change has been implemented after receiving feedback from patients about different payment options. If you’d like more information, please reach out to our friendly staff. 

New Flexible Appointment Times:

Saturday appointments now available.

We understand that flexibility is key and you’re not always able to take time out of your day-to-day, so we’re here for you with new flexible appointment times. Please contact our clinic to book in your appointment for our Newcastle or Maitland clinics.

We’re only about the face


Prèface Cosmetic is a comprehensive facial cosmetic surgery, specialising in facial laser, skin tightening and collagen treatments. Clinics located in Newcastle & Maitland.

Prèface Cosmetic addresses concerns around the delicate eye and brow area using surgical and non-surgical techniques.

We offer a range of techniques to cosmetically enhance cheek contour including mid-face lifting, thread lifting and lipofilling.

Surgical and non-surgical treatments for the chin and jawline including ribbon lifts, thread lifting, laser liposuction, Thermage and Pellevé.

Risks of Cosmetic Surgery.

Undergoing cosmetic surgery requires serious consideration. All cosmetic surgery is considered invasive and carries risks. Even non-surgical cosmetic procedures carry their own inherent risks. Surgery is performed by Dr Eugene Hollenbach (MED0001171865) registered medical practitioner. Each procedure & treatments performed at Prèface Cosmetic is subject to its own specific risks and complications.

Discover the true condition of your skin.


The Visia Skin Analysis System allows us to accurately view and map out various skin conditions.


Prèface Cosmetic offers in-depth skin consultations to provide you with a clinical photographic analysis of your skin’s condition. Using this analysis, we will be able to provide you with a customised treatment plan to address your unique skin concerns and particular conditions.

What We Do


Our preferred techniques aim to stimulate naturally occurring structures already present in your body.

Our surgical facial procedures are targeted at brows, lids, cheeks and chins. We offer a range of surgical procedures for the face including Blepharoplasty, thread lifting, fat transfers, laser liposuction, face lifts, ribbon lifts and cheek lifts

Rejuvenative lasers which address scarring, sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles, pore size and improving skin texture & tone. Pigment and redness lasers provide treatment for a range of pigmentation concerns such as sun spots, melasma, rosacea and broken capillaries.

Prèface Cosmetic offers an extensive range of treatments aimed at restoring facial collagen over time. Radio frequency treatments such as Thermage, Pellevé and eTwo Sublime are the cornerstone of our individually tailored collagen treatment plans.

We have curated a range of non-surgical facial skin and collagen treatments that can be completed within an hour and don’t usually require downtime. Our dermal therapist Kylie Burgess will help tailor treatments to your facial skin requirements.

Get glowing skin on your big day! The truth is when it comes to your wedding day glow, a little preparation can go a long way… The team at Prèface Cosmetic will help create a customised treatment plan matched to your specific skin needs.

Elevate your skincare regime with Prèface Cosmetic’s range of Advanced Facials. These facials are formulated over three levels depending on your skin type and the particular concerns you wish to address. All Advanced Facials include LED light therapy.

Unsure which treatment is right for you? Contact our friendly staff

Laser Tattoo Removal by Disappearing Inc

Disappearing Inc. laser tattoo removal by Prèface Cosmetic in Maitland is the only laser clinic in the Upper Hunter to offer tattoo removal operated by a specialist surgeon. Read more via our Disappearing Inc website:

Facial skin & collagen treatments performed by a specialist surgeon.


All treatments are performed or supervised by Dr Hollenbach – A specialist ophthalmic surgeon with a special interest in Oculoplastic and Facioplastic surgery at two locations – In the heart of Newcastle and in Maitland, NSW.

Dr Eugene Hollenbach

Dr Eugene Hollenbach


(MED0001171865) registered medical practitioner

Dr Eugene Hollenbach is a Specialist Ophthalmic Surgeon with a special interest in Facioplastic and Oculoplastic Surgery and twenty years of experience in facial reconstructive techniques.

He has extensive experience in brow lifting and eyelid lifting (blepharoplasty) and facial cosmetic surgery in Newcastle & The Hunter Valley.

He is qualified and trained in non-surgical modalities including laser, thread lifting, collagen treatments and injectables.

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