Debunking Myths: The Truth About Plastic Surgery

Myth 1: “Plastic Surgery Is Only for the Rich and Famous”

Truth: Plastic surgery is accessible to a wide range of people, far beyond just the rich and famous. While it’s often portrayed in the media as a luxury exclusive to celebrities, advancements in medical technology and the growing number of skilled surgeons have made these procedures more affordable.

Although we do not offer a payment plan directly, there are various financing options and third-party payment plans available to ensure that these services are more accessible to everyone.

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Myth 2: “Plastic Surgery Results Always Look Unnatural”

Truth: Advances in surgical techniques and technology have made it possible to achieve incredibly organic results. Experienced plastic surgeons possess greater knowledge and skill, along with the expertise to ensure the details make results look subtle.

Dr Doyle prioritises organic outcomes, ensuring that patients feel comfortable with their results. The focus is on subtle enhancements that complement the person’s biological beauty, rather than making drastic changes.

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Myth 3: “Only Women Get Plastic Surgery”

Truth: While women do make up a significant portion of plastic surgery patients, more men are seeking cosmetic procedures than ever before. Men are increasingly recognizing the benefits of cosmetic enhancements.

Some treatments that are popular among men include gynecomastia, which addresses excess male breast tissue; rhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose job; eyelid surgery, and abdominoplasty, or tummy tucks, to remove excess abdominal fat and skin. This growing trend indicates that plastic surgery is becoming increasingly popular among both genders.

Myth 4: “There’s No Risks Involved”

Truth: All surgeries carry some risk, including plastic surgery. However, due to significant advancements in medical technology and surgical techniques, plastic surgery has become increasingly safer over the years. At Gold Coast Plastic Surgery, patient safety is our top priority. We adhere to the highest standards of care, continually updating our protocols to reflect the latest best practices. All procedures are performed in accredited hospitals, ensuring a controlled and safe environment. Additionally, we provide comprehensive pre-operative consultations and post-operative care to minimise risks and enhance recovery.

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Myth 5: “Recovery Takes Too Long”

Truth: Recovery times vary depending on the specific procedure, but many modern techniques are designed to minimize downtime. While traditional methods might have required extended rest periods, advancements in medical technology have significantly reduced recovery times for many procedures. Our team will provide you with detailed post-operative care instructions, tailored to your individual needs, to ensure a smooth and speedy recovery. With the right care and attention, you can often get back to your normal routine faster than you might expect.

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Myth 6: “Plastic Surgery Is Only for Vanity”

Truth: While enhancing appearance is a common goal, plastic surgery can also address significant functional issues that impact quality of life. For instance, procedures such as septoplasty can correct breathing problems caused by a deviated septum, making it easier for individuals to sleep and exercise. Similarly, breast reduction surgery can alleviate chronic back and shoulder pain, improving posture and reducing discomfort for those with disproportionately large breasts.

About Dr Mark Doyle FRACS (Plas) – Queensland Plastic Surgeon

Servicing patients in Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Cairns and New South Wales NSW – Northern Rivers, Byron Bay, Ballina, Lismore and more.

Dr Mark Doyle is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon with over thirty years of experience performing BreastBodyFace and Nose surgery. Dr Doyle is a fully qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon with 30+ years of experience. He has completed all required training and only carries out approved surgical practices. There are absolutely NO undertrained doctors or cosmetic doctors acting as surgeons in our clinic.

As a highly esteemed plastic surgeon, Dr Mark is committed to achieving the best possible results for all his breast, body, face and nose patients, both men and women.


Do Your Research

What to Bring to Your Plastic Surgeon Consultation

  • Bring a friend or relative for support and discussion regarding your choices
  • Take notes and read all provided information thoroughly
  • Read about what to expect in your Initial Surgery Consultation

Book Your Plastic Surgery Consultation

  • Get a Referral from your GP or specialist – this is required to book a consultation with Dr Doyle.
  • Email us or call on 07 5598 0988 to arrange your consultation appointment.
  • Pay your $300 Consultation Fee in advance to secure your consultation.

Please contact us to arrange to book a consultation with our Specialist Plastic Surgeon or to speak with our Patient Care Advisor.

Send an enquiry form today or phone 07 5598 0988 during Clinic Hours.

  • Dr. Mark Doyle AHPRA Registration: Dr Mark Doyle MED0001375519 Specialist Plastic Surgery – MBBS FRACS FRCS

*DISCLAIMER: All information on Gold Coast Plastic Surgery website is general in nature and is not intended to be medical advice nor does it constitute a doctor-patient relationship. Results can vary significantly and depend on individual patient circumstances. All images on this website, unless specified as real patient images, are stock images used for illustrative purposes only. Surgery risks and complications will be covered in detail during a consultation with your surgeon. Book a consult for details regarding your cosmetic surgery procedure.