Breast Lift Before and After

This photo gallery displays breast lift before and after for Dr Mark Doyle’s breast lift 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 breast lift before and after photos during a personal consultation. Call us on 07 55980988 to arrange an appointment with him at Gold Coast Plastic Surgery on the Gold Coast near the Coolangatta Airport.

Breast Lift Before and After Photos

Breast lift surgery is a great option to reverse sagging, lost volume and misshaped breasts that occurs when we age.

Dr Mark Doyle is one of the best plastic surgeons in Queensland and regularly performs mastopexy to lift up and reshape sagging breasts to make them appear firmer and perkier.

Sagging breasts occurs for a number of reasons. Weight loss, weight gain, pregnancy or nursing, all could be the reason. If you have a good amount of breast tissue and only require a lift, a breast lift may provide the best results. However, if you are lacking in breast tissue, breast lift with implants could be a better option to consider.

As shown above in real patient breast lift before and after, this procedure helps you to achieve perkier breasts and helps you reverse sagging that may have occurred over the years.

What to Look for In Breast Lift Before and After Photos

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When reviewing before and after cosmetic 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 with similar breasts to you

There’s no point idealising someone else’s pre and post-surgery images if they had much smaller, larger, perkier or saggier breasts to start with. 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, assess their results and challenge your opinion. If you like the overall nipple lift and breast shape, use this as a testament to your surgeon’s skill.

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 before and after images look for results that appear natural and symmetrical, but with that patient’s features. Breast sizes and shapes should never be changed so dramatically that they don’t appear similar to the ‘before’ surgery image (unless of course, it’s a reconstructive case).

3. Improved or maintained symmetry

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Image sourced from Dr Mario Carranza

Viewing before and after images for real patients who show minor or major breast asymmetry can help you determine the skill of the cosmetic surgeon too. This is because different amounts of breast tissue will need to be lifted on each breast. The ‘after’ images should always appear more symmetrical than before.

4. 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. In most patients, scars are difficult to detect. An experienced cosmetic surgeon will place incisions in the natural folds of the skin, somehow they can easily conceal by clothing.

Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Dr Doyle prefers to lift breasts using a lollipop technique (an incision around your areola/nipple complex with a vertical scar extending down from the areola down to the breast crease) whenever possible. This allows him to reposition the nipple after removing excess fats and breast tissue.

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

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. Ask your surgeon about the gap between before and after surgery photos. If Photos are too fresh, you can not really assess the final result satisfaction.

6. Ask to view breast lift before and after photos during your consultation

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 lift photos online, ask to view real patients before and after image galleries during your plastic surgery consultation too.

Breast Lift Recovery

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You’ll likely need 1-2 weeks off work following breast lift 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.

Breast Lift Risks and Complications

Over the years, surgical techniques have advanced to a point where they are quite safe due to performing 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, we can minimise the risks. Potential risks related to breast lift include scarring, changes in nipple or breast sensation, nipple loss, asymmetry, and/or difficulty breastfeeding (although quite rare). Smoking increases these risks dramatically.

If you follow the post- operative instructions, you can mostly avoid surgery complications. Download our procedure guide or read our General Risks of Surgery page to learn more.

Breast Lift Cost

How Much Does a Breast Lift Cost?

The final cost of a breast lift is dependent on several factors, including whether or not you want to insert implants. Surgeon, anaesthetist and hospital fees will also be added to the final cost. It is possible for this surgery to attract a Medicare rebate but Dr Doyle can advise you on this during your consultation. To receive a more accurate estimate of what you can expect to spend on breast lift surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr Doyle. You can download our pricing guide or view the following links to find out more about the cost of breast lift surgery:

Breast Lift FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Lift

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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.

It can be easy to judge an image if you think, for example, the patient’s breasts aren’t perky enough after a lift. Instead of glancing, take a closer look. You may notice she’s 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.

Does Boob Lift Include a Nipple Lift?

Yes. It always includes a nipple lift as part of the procedure.

How Long Will My Breast Lift Last?

Many patients maintain the results of their lift surgery for a long time. While results do last, the shape of the breasts can change over time due to age, weight gain, pregnancy, gravity and other environmental factors. The breasts may start to sag again a number of years after surgery.

How Can I Prolong the Results of My Surgery?

To ensure that your surgery results last as long as possible, you should try and maintain a steady weight. It’s also important that you are done having children as pregnancy and breastfeeding can impact your surgical results. Environmental factors can also help to prolong your results. It’s encouraged to limit sun exposure which will maintain good elasticity of the breast skin.

How Long Does Breast Lift Pain Last?

During your surgery, you will have a general anaesthetic so you won’t feel any pain. After the surgery, you may feel slight pain and discomfort but this is well-managed by medication prescribed by Dr Doyle. This discomfort is typically most intense in the few days following surgery. Soreness can continue for up to two to three weeks following surgery.

What Is the Lollipop Lift Technique?

Lollipop lift is one of the most common techniques for a boob lift. An incision is made around your areola/nipple complex with a vertical scar extending down from the areola down to the breast crease.

Where Is the Scar When You Get a Breast Lift?

Breast lift scars are around the areola and down the middle of the lower breast. Scars will fade over time.

Are the Scars Worth It?

This particular scar can easily be hidden by bras, swimsuits, and clothing.

If you are worried about scarring, know that all scars will fade and blend into the surrounding skin over time. There are also specific steps you can take to keep scarring to a minimum. Keeping your incision sites protected from harmful UV rays, even after they’ve healed, is one way to prevent noticeable scarring. You can also use silicone gel sheets, topical creams and skin needling to reduce scars after a breast lift.

What Is the Best Age for a Breast Lift?

As long as your breasts are fully developed, typically over the age of 18, you may consider surgery.

Breast lift is designed for those with saggy breasts, something that happens naturally with age, genetics and after breastfeeding. A typical breast lift patient is between the age of 35 and 60.

Book a Consultation

If you would like to learn more about this cosmetic surgery procedure 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 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.