Abdominoplasty Before and After Photos

Review Real Patient Results – Pre and Post Tummy Tuck Surgery Before and After Photo Gallery

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Photos | Before and After Surgery Galleries

This photo gallery displays Before and After Photos for Dr Mark Doyle’s tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) surgery patients. The images displayed in each gallery depict the results for actual patients.

*Remember, each patient is different, and results can vary from patient to patient. *Individual patients will have uniquely individual and varying results.

You can see many more examples of Dr Doyle’s before and after photos during a personal consultation. Call us on 07 55980988 to arrange an appointment with Dr Mark Doyle on the Gold Coast near the Coolangatta Airport.

Abdominoplasty Before and After Photos by Specialist Plastic Surgeon Dr Mark Doyle

Abdominoplasty surgery is a great option for those wanting to flatten their abdomen by removing extra skin and fat. It can also tighten the walls of the abdomen and correct diastasis recti caused by pregnancy or obesity. By targeting loose skin around the tummy area, this procedure helps to remove the appearance of a ‘baggy belly’. The end result is more definition as well as a firmer and smoother stomach profile.

Whilst not an alternative to a healthy weight-lossplan, abdominoplasty can help tidy up an out of shape mid-section for both men and women. In some cases, this procedure is subject to Medicare rebates.

As shown above in Dr Doyle’s abdominoplasty before and after photos, this procedure helps you to achieve a tighter stomach with less fatty tissue and less loose skin following significant weight loss.

What to Look for In Before and After Surgery Images

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When reviewing before and after images of plastic surgery patients, it’s important to know what you’re looking for. Real patient galleries can help you to identify a cosmetic surgeon’s skill and experience, and understand the results you might expect from this surgeon. To make the most out of your before and after image gallery viewing, here are some tips to follow:

1. Search for “before” images with a similar belly to you

There’s no point idealising someone else’s tummy tuck images if they have much more or much less tummy skin to start with. By searching for patient photos with similar amounts of fat and loose skin to you, you can begin to compile your favourite after images. Take note of patients with similar concerns to you and assess whether you would be satisfied with their post-surgery result.  This can help identify whether or not your surgeon might be able to achieve your aesthetic goals.

2. Look for results with improved or maintained symmetry

Most people have some natural variations in symmetry. Sometimes this is slight, other times it is severe. While a cosmetic surgeon may not be able to achieve perfect symmetry with a cosmetic procedure, a skilled plastic surgeon will work to improve the symmetry and balance between features.

3. Strategically placed scars

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When you are looking at each surgeon’s before and after galleries, note what the patients’ scars look like, particularly their size and location. An experienced plastic surgeon will place incisions in the natural folds of the skin or where they can be easily concealed by clothing whenever possible.

Tummy tuck scars are typically visible across the top of the pelvic area but extend from hip bone to hip bone. More often than not, they can be concealed with clothing.

4. Learn to recognize new vs. final results

Some cosmetic surgeons take “after” photos sooner than others—sometimes as soon as a month or two after surgery. Unfortunately, these early after pictures can give the impression of subpar results, even though in reality the patient’s results are still taking shape. Some signs of too-fresh results include:

  • Conspicuous scars that are still bright pink or red
  • Visible swelling, skin discolouration, or asymmetry

If you like the results of the images, but notice that many before and after photos look like they may be “too fresh,” ask the surgeon when the patients’ photos were taken. In general, “after” photos taken 6 months or more after surgery will give you the best indication of how a patient’s final results will look.

5. Ask to view before and after photos during your consultation too

Many patients have great surgical results and are happy to show them, they just prefer that they are not posted on the internet. So, as well as viewing before and after tummy tuck photos online, ask to view real patients before and afters during your plastic surgery consultation.

Recovery After Tummy Tuck Surgery

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You’ll likely need 3-4 weeks off work following abdominoplasty surgery to ensure a quality recovery.  Dr Doyle will provide you with post-operative care instructions which you should follow EXACTLY to ensure you are not straining your wounds.

You should also follow Dr Doyle’s best practice cosmetic surgery recovery tips, which include an adequate wound healing dietand the use of supplements. It’s important to do your research before undergoing surgery so that you know what’s normal and what’s not with your recovery. You should know when to get into contact with Dr Doyle should a problem arise.

What are the risks involved with Tummy Tuck Surgery?

All surgery involves risks. Any surgical procedure carries some risk of infection, severe bruising, or reaction to anaesthesia. In the case of tummy tuck surgery, risks include bleeding, wound infection, wound breakdown and poor scarring (thick and raised scar). Typically, following Dr Doyle’s specific aftercare instructions, complications can be avoided. Find out more about the risks of tummy surgery in our tummy tuck guide or on our General Risks of Surgery page.

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Abdominoplasty Pricing

How much does a tummy tuck cost on the Gold Coast? Prices and Fees for Abdominoplasty

The final cost of a tummy tuck will be different for everyone. Not all patients have the same requirements. Some require liposuction, while others don’t. Some need to have their abdominal walls repaired, while others don’t.

Along with the specifics of your procedure, surgeon, anaesthetist and hospital fees are also factored in. If specific criteria are met, some patients may qualify for a Medicare rebate and coverage by your Private Health Fund. Dr Doyle can provide you with a more accurate cost estimate following your initial consultation.

For more information about tummy tuck payment plans or tummy tuck pricing, visit our Pricing< resources or download our pricing guide:

The cost of a tummy tuck in Australia has been outlined in our cosmetic surgery price list (plastic surgery pricing guide). However, the best way to receive an accurate estimate of what you can expect to spend on tummy surgery is to schedule a consultation with Dr Doyle.

Abdominoplasty FAQS – Frequently Asked Questions About Tummy Surgery

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How much weight can I lose with a tummy tuck?

While abdominoplasty is not a weight loss surgery, you can expect to lose between 1kg and 6kg of loose skin and excess fat. It’s a great choice to tighten and flatten your abdominal area when you’ve achieved your goal weight.

How long do tummy tuck results last?

It’s possible for the results of your tummy tuck to last forever if you maintain an active lifestyle and eat a healthy diet. If you don’t take care of yourself and your body following surgery, you can undo the effects of a tummy tuck by regaining lost weight. This is why it’s important that you have reached your ideal weight (and maintained that weight for a few months) before considering surgery.

What will happen if I gain weight after a tummy tuck? 

Small weight fluctuations are normal and will not have a significant impact on your tummy tuck results. However, if you gain a significant amount of weight, your tummy tuck results will suffer. This will likely increase your belly fat, cause your belly skin to stretch and can result in stretch marks. Tummy tuck surgery is only recommended if you are confident you can maintain a healthy weight range.

Does a tummy tuck lift your pubic area?

A tummy tuck can be done in such a way as to lift the pubic area if requested.

Is tummy tuck worth it?

Only you’ll be able to decide if tummy surgery is worth it for you.

Tummy tuck surgery can tighten loose skin on the belly and reduce excess fat. The majority of patients are thrilled with their decision to undergo the procedure. A tummy tuck has a 97% “Worth It” rating on RealSelf.

Book a Consultation

If you would like to learn more about tummy tuck surgery or would like to view more tummy tuck before and after images, book a consultation with Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Dr Mark Doyle on the Gold Coast.

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. As a highly esteemed plastic surgeon, Dr Mark is driven by an intense passion for helping patients achieve a happier, more beautiful self through advanced cosmetic surgery procedures.

He maintains a strong commitment to achieving the best possible results for all his breast, body, face and nose patients, both men and women.


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*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.