Breast Implant Removal Before and After Real Patient Photo Gallery by Dr Mark Doyle Plastic Surgeon
Review Real Patient Results – Pre and Post Removal of Breast Implants Surgery Before and After Photo Gallery
Breast Implant Removal | Before and After Photos Gallery
This photo gallery displays Before and After Photos for Dr Mark Doyle’s breast implant removal (en bloc) 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 5598 0988 to arrange an appointment with Dr Mark Doyle on the Gold Coast near the Coolangatta Airport.
Breast Implant Removal Before and After Photos by Specialist Plastic Surgeon Dr Mark Doyle
Breast implant removal is a viable option for women who no longer want their implants following breast augmentation. Breast implant removal and lift surgery is a popular procedure for women who choose to remove (and not replace) their breast implants, as this can correct any stretching of skin that took place due to the implants. Replacement of breast implants (breast implant revision) can correct changes in the breast shape that occurred due to the formation of scar tissue (capsule).
As shown above in Dr Doyle’s breast implant removal before and after photos, this procedure helps you to return to your original breast shape with minimal visible scarring.
What to Look for In Before and After Plastic Surgery Images
It’s important to know what to look for when reviewing before and after cosmetic surgery images. Patient photo galleries can help you to identify a cosmetic surgeon’s skill and experience. It can also help you understand the results you might expect from this surgeon. To make the most out of your gallery viewing, here are some tips on what to look for:
1. Search for “before” images that look similar to you
Comparing someone else’s pre and post-surgery images won’t work if they had much smaller or larger implants or perkier or saggier breasts to start with. The results of implant removal surgery depend on the amount of breast tissue you had before your initial breast augmentation surgery and whether you have put on any weight since your first surgery.
By searching for patient photos with a similar breast shape and size 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 will also help you to gain an appreciation of what is realistic for your body shape.
2. Look for strategically placed scars
When you are looking at each surgeon’s before and after real patient galleries, note what the patients’ scars look like – particularly their size and location. While variation is expected, most patients’ scars should be difficult to detect. An experienced cosmetic surgeon will place incisions in the natural folds of the skin or where they can be easily concealed by clothing.
Specialist Plastic Surgeon Dr Doyle prefers to explant breasts using an En Bloc method, meaning the breast and the surrounding scar tissue are removed together. The scar for this procedure is usually positioned where the scar from your initial surgery was placed or under the inframammary line or breast crease.
3. 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. 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 much of that surgeon’s work, 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.
4. 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 explant photos online, ask to view real patients before and after image galleries during your plastic surgery consultation too.
Breast Implant Removal Recovery
You’ll likely need 2-3 weeks off work following breast implant removal 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 diet and 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 Explant Surgery?
Over the years, surgical techniques have advanced to a point where they are quite safe, provided they are performed by a qualified surgeon in an approved hospital. Dr Doyle performs all major surgery at John Flynn Private Hospital near the Coolangatta airport.
However, there are risks associated with every form of invasive surgery. When it comes to surgery, you should be aware of all the potential risks and complications associated with the procedure. With the appropriate planning and preparation, these risks can be minimised.
Potential risks related to explant surgery include numbness and scarring. Dr Doyle will ensure that you are fully aware of any potential risks and complications prior to your procedure. With the help of proven surgical techniques and by following the necessary aftercare instructions, there’s no reason why risks should be a cause for concern. Smoking will increase the risk of complications dramatically.
These complications can mostly be avoided by following Dr Doyle’s strict post-operative instructions. Download our procedure guide or read our General Risks of Surgery page to learn more.
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Breast Implant Removal Pricing
How Much Does a Breast Explant Cost on the Gold Coast? Cosmetic Surgery Prices and Fees
Since every patient has different requirements, the cost of breast implant removal surgery will differ too. Some of the elements that are included in the final cost include Dr Doyle’s fee as well as the hospital and anaesthetist fees.
When performed as a cosmetic procedure, implant removal won’t attract a Medicare rebate. However, your breast implant removal surgery may have a Medicare rebate if it has become medically necessary for the implant to be removed due to cancer risk or other medical conditions. There are eligibility criteria set by Medicare that needs to be met for your breast implant removal surgery to be considered medically necessary.
The only way to receive a more accurate estimate of what you can expect to spend on explant surgery is to schedule your initial consultation with Dr Doyle.
You can access our list of pricing resources to find about more about the cost of breast implant removal surgery:
En Bloc Breast Implant Removal FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions About Implant Removal
How can I tell if the patient’s results are good if the Before and After images are bad?
Posture, poses, lighting, shading and camera distance are all elements that affect the outcome of before and after pics. If you take a closer look, you may notice the patient is slightly hunched forward in the after picture, the camera is closer/further away, or the angle of the image is different.
Once you can recognise these things, you can become an expert at examining real patients before and after photos regardless of how the images are taken.
How are breast implants removed?
Dr Doyle removes implants in a similar manner to how they are placed. This typically involves an incision along the lower fold of the breast (the inframammary fold) which is made over the previous augmentation scar. Then, Dr Doyle will remove both the implant and the surrounding capsule from the breast.
What happens when you remove your breast implants?
Breast implants add fullness to your breasts. Removing the implants returns your breasts to their original shape however they may have more sag due to the skin being stretched by the implant.
How will the breast look after removal surgery?
Immediately after your surgery, your breasts may appear ‘deflated’. More often than not, your breasts will regain their volume over the following weeks.
Is a breast lift necessary after implant removal?
Not all women need to have a breast lift after explant surgery, though many do. Breast implant removal with breast lift surgery is a popular procedure for women with poor skin elasticity or women requiring the removal of large implants.
Mastopexy can be performed along with breast removal surgery in one procedure or 3-6 months after the implant removal surgery. This is a good option if you want to wait and see if the tissues around the breast naturally return to their original state. Dr Doyle’s preference, if possible, is to do the removal and lift at the initial procedure.
When should you have breast implants removed?
Breast implants are not lifelong devices. Typically breast implants last between 10 and 25 years but some women may need to have them removed or replaced sooner.
If your implant has ruptured or is causing capsular contracture, this can cause discomfort, pain and give rise to health concerns. If these complications do occur, it’s best to get your implants assessed for removal. Other reasons for removal include a BIA-ALCL diagnosis or breast implant illness.
What are the chances of getting breast implant illness?
There isn’t much definitive research into breast implant illness. One study, published in 2018, followed nearly 100,000 women with implants and found they were eight times more likely than the general female population to develop an autoimmune disorder. This is often referred to as breast implant illness.
What are the chances of getting BIA-ALCL?
BIA-ALCL (Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma) is a lymphoma that grows in the capsule surrounding a textured breast implant. This does not occur in patients with smooth implants. It is an uncommon cancer and presents with a swelling of one breast due to fluid around the implant. The risk depends on the implant used and how textured the surface of the implant is. The risk varies from 1 in 2,000 to 1 in 86,000. When a specialist plastic surgeon is able to diagnose BIA-ALCL early, they will suggest the removal of the implant and the scar tissue around it.
Book a Consultation
If you would like to learn more about explant surgery or would like to view more before and after plastic surgery 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 Breast, Body, Face 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.