Here are some of the more common questions we are asked.

How much does it cost to see Dr Doyle?

A consultation with Dr Doyle is $300. If you have a referral from your GP, you will be able to claim $70 back from Medicare. During this consultation, you will be given comprehensive information regarding the procedure you are interested in and a quote for the surgical fees. This consultation will last about 1 hour (20mins with Dr Doyle and 40 mins with a registered nurse) and your medical history will be reviewed and assessed. You may also have some photographs taken.

What days are available for surgery consultations?

Dr Doyle is available for new patient consult appointments on Mondays and Wednesdays.

How long after my initial consultation could I have my surgery?

All patients need a minimum of 10 days following the initial consultation and consent process before they can book a procedure. We don’t want to rush our patients into a procedure, preferring to allow them to book in when they are confident and at the best time for them. We understand our clients have time schedules and we try and fit in as best we can.

How will I know if my health fund will cover the cost of my surgery?

If you have your fund details with you on the day of your initial consultation we can work out if you will be covered. Although you may think that some procedures are purely cosmetic there is quite often a medicare item number which if applicable would entitle you to a rebate. Some procedures are covered by health funds – the rules are always changing and it is best to speak with our staff to see if your procedure is covered by your health fund.

When will I get my final invoice so that I am able to make a claim?

Within one week from the date of your surgery.

What is the booking process once I’ve decided to go ahead with surgery?

When you have made the decision to go ahead with a surgical procedure with Dr Doyle and you have received your quote, the next step is to choose a date & fill in admission forms for the hospital. This can be done online by completing their online admission form or there is paperwork that can be filled out at reception. Once this has been done, the hospital can get your chart ready and know when to expect you. Photos are taken pre-operatively in our rooms & consent forms are signed. A 10% payment of Dr Doyle’s fee is required at the time of booking a theatre day (to hold your position) with full payment for Dr Doyle is required 2 weeks prior to your surgery day. Anaesthetic and hospital fees are to be paid one week prior to surgery.

How long will I be in the hospital?

Most procedures can be performed as day surgery so there is no need for an overnight hospital stay. For combined surgeries, it may be recommended for you to stay overnight.

How much does it cost to see Dr Doyle after my surgery for review?

There is no fee for review consultations as long as your GP referral is still current.

What is the difference between a Specialist Plastic Surgeon and a Cosmetic Surgeon?

A plastic surgeon is someone who is qualified to perform invasive surgical procedures. They have studied specialist surgery for a minimum of five years and have at least twelve years of total medical and surgical education. Surgeons are Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) or equivalent, and have undergone intensive training to perform invasive surgical procedures. A FRACS (Plast) member has studied and trained in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for a minimum of five years after medical school.

Doctors with only a MBBS (bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery) degree are not surgeons. They are not trained for invasive surgical procedures. However in Australia, surgically unqualified doctors are also allowed to perform cosmetic surgery. To ensure your surgeon is fully qualified and has extensive surgical training, patients should make sure their surgeon is a FRACS.

What type of breast implants does Dr Doyle use?

There is a range of Motiva implants that we can use here at Gold Coast Plastic Surgery. The majority of implants used are silicone and are either round or teardrop (anatomical) in shape. Often in consultation, it will be discussed and agreed upon as to the best implant for the look that you are after.

How long after surgery can I resume my usual exercise regime?

This is very dependent on the type of surgery you are having. Please look at your specific procedure for this information.

Does Dr Doyle offer Online or Skype consultations?

Yes, we are able to do Skype consultations. Call our office for more information on this.

How long does recovery take?

It may take up to a year to fully recover from swelling and bruising as well as get full sensation back. Generally, you can go back to your routine in as little as 2 weeks with specific restrictions set by your surgeon decreasing over time.

What are Dr Doyle’s professional qualifications?

Dr Doyle is an internationally renowned, fully qualified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon (F.R.A.C.S, F.R.C.S, M.B.B.S) specialising in cosmetic surgery with over 30 years of experience in all areas. He is a member of multiple societies, including the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr Doyle regularly attends international meetings and workshops in Australia, America and Europe to keep updated on the latest surgical techniques and innovations.

About Dr Mark Doyle FRACS (Plast) – 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.