Breast Implant Replacement Before and After Photos

Review Real Patient Results – Pre and Post Breast Implant Changeover Surgery Before and After Photo Gallery

Before and After Breast Implant Exchange Photo Gallery

This photo gallery displays Before and After Photos for Dr Mark Doyle’s breast implant changeover 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 Replacement Before and After Photos by Specialist Plastic Surgeon Dr Mark Doyle

Breast implant replacement surgery is a great option if you are unhappy with the size, shape or positioning of your original implants. You may also decide to have them replaced due to the age of the implants. Replacing your breast implants is also a good solution to manage scar capsules that may harden the breast over time or breast implants that have ruptured. Implants used for the replacement always have a smooth surface to prevent the risk of BIA-ALCL.

Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Dr Mark Doyle, removes breast implants using the En Bloc technique – where the implant and the scar tissue are removed together. This can help retain the original shape of the breast and minimises the risk of complications after surgery.

As shown above in Dr Doyle’s breast implant replacement before and after photos, this procedure helps you to adjust the size of your breast implants and can correct misshapen original implants.

What to Look for In Implant Replacement Images

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When reviewing before and after plastic surgery images, it’s important to know what you’re looking for. These 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 gallery viewing, here are some tips to follow:

1. Search for “before” images that look similar to you

There’s no point idealising someone else’s breast implant removal images if they had a completely different canvas to start with. By searching for patient photos with a similar breast implant 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 can help identify whether or not your surgeon aligns with your personal aesthetic tastes.

2. Look for consistent, yet varied results

Skilled surgeons have the ability to adapt their surgical technique and outcome to complement each patient’s anatomy. When searching through breast implant replacement before and after images, look for results that appear natural and symmetrical, based on that patient’s features.

Search for variety in the ‘looks’ your surgeon can achieve. If all ‘after’ images look the same, it’s likely that the surgeon’s technique, implant placement and implant shape and size aren’t varied enough. This is a sign that they may not be able to achieve your personal aesthetic goals, rather they’ll aim for the ‘look’ that they’re skilled at.

3. 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 the breasts.

4. 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. While some 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 whenever possible.

Specialist Plastic Surgeon Dr Doyle prefers to reinsert breast implants using an inframammary incision (an incision that is made underneath your breast in the breast crease). This helps to minimise visible scarring and ensures natural-looking results. As shown above in Dr Doyle’s breast prosthesis replacement before and after photos, this procedure helps to restore the symmetry, balance and appearance of your initial breast implants – and leaves behind minimal scarring. Scars are normally placed in the same position as the original scars but will be longer than the original scars because the en bloc technique doesn’t allow the implants to be compressed the same way as when they were inserted.

5. 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
  • Breasts sit unnaturally high on the chest after breast augmentation
  • 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.

6. 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 breast implant changeover photos online, ask to view real patients before and after photos during your plastic surgery consultation.

Breast Implant Options

There are many sizes and shapes of breast implants to choose from to ensure you achieve your desired results. As results vary from patient to patient, it’s important that you discuss your reasons for replacing your implants and your aesthetic goals in detail during your initial consultation with Dr Doyle. This will allow you to select the breast implant shape, size and placement that will best achieve your goals.

Recovery After Remove/Replace Surgery

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You’ll likely need 1-2 weeks off work following breast 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 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 Implant Changeover Surgery?

All surgery involves risks. Any surgical procedure carries some risk of infection, severe bruising, or reaction to anaesthesia. In the case of breast augmentation surgery, there is also the possibility of complications related to the breast implant, such as rupture, rippling, or capsular contracture. Find out more about the risks of implant changeover surgery in our information guide or on our General Risks of Surgery page.

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How much does implant replacement surgery cost? 

There is a chance that the cost of your new implants will be covered by the manufacturer’s warranty if your implants rupture or leak. In some instances, a portion of the surgery costs will also be covered by Medicare. For implants that aren’t covered, the final cost of the procedure will vary between patients. Surgeon, hospital and anaesthetist fees will all need to be factored into the final cost of your surgery again. The only way to get a more accurate view of what you should budget for is to schedule a consultation with Dr Doyle. You can access our list of pricing resources to find about more about the cost of breast implant replacement surgery:

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How do you know when breast implants need replacing?

You may notice over time that your implant ‘ripples’ or ‘wrinkles.’ This is a good sign that your implants may be due for replacement however it is more common with saline breast implants.

You may also feel that your breast implants have hardened. This is likely a display of capsular contracture which can become uncomfortable over time or distort the appearance of the implant.

Other reasons you may consider implant changeover are if your implants have moved and become asymmetrical, one or both implants have ruptured or you’d like to increase or decrease your breast size.

What happens if you don’t replace breast implants?

If you don’t replace your implants, there’s a chance that your breast implants may rupture. This is more common with saline breast implants. Modern Motiva implants are incredibly strong and have a generous manufacturer warranty which protects against potential ruptures.

Capsular contracture is also common if you don’t replace your breast implants over the course of many years. Capsular contracture is the term for hardened scar tissue that develops around one or both implants, causing discomfort or cosmetic changes. The scar tissue can be removed during implant replacement. When the scar tissue and the breast implant are removed at the same time, this is called an En Bloc technique. Dr Doyle regularly removes implants using this advanced surgical technique.

What happens when you remove your breast implants and don’t replace them?

Breast implants give your chest perkiness and a full look. Removing those implants will return your breast to its original shape, but they may sag due to stretching that took place to accommodate the implant. This is more apparent in women who had larger breast implants.

Replacing implants alleviates this issue and retains the full and perky appearance of your breasts.

What is the average cost to replace breast implants?

If you choose to remove your implants and replace them, you can expect to pay an additional $2,500-$3,500 for the cost of the breast implant. Some women instead choose to have a breast lift to restore their breasts perkiness. You can find out more about the cost of a breast lift in our pricing guide.

What are the safest available breast implants?

While both silicone and saline implants are considered low risk for implantation, silicone is preferred for a number of reasons. They are less likely to rupture which ensures a longer-lasting cosmetic result too. Dr Doyle believes Motiva brand breast implants are one of the best available implants on the market.

Is it painful to have breast implants removed?

During surgery, you will have a general anaesthetic so you won’t feel any pain during your remove/replace procedure. Healing can vary among people, but it is more uncomfortable than painful. This can be managed by pain medication provided by Dr Doyle.

Is breast implant replacement worth it?

Breast implant removal and replacement can be worth it if you suffered one or more of the complications associated with breast augmentation surgery. If you believe you are suffering from Breast Implant Illness, it is recommended that you remove and do not replace your breast implants.

Book a Consultation

If you would like to learn more about remove/replace breast implant surgery or would like to view more 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. 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.


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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.