Breast Reduction Before and After

Review real patients Breast Reduction results in this photo gallery. You will find Dr Mark Doyle breast reduction surgery before and after. The images displayed in each gallery depict the results for actual patients. See before and after images, pics and results for reduction mammaplasty cosmetic surgery.

*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 pics 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.

Breast Reduction Surgery Before and After

Cosmetic surgery is a great option to reduce the size of large and heavy breasts. If you have large breasts, you may also suffer from back, neck and shoulder pain as well as poor posture. Your breasts may also prevent you from participating in sport and physical activities which can impact your overall quality of life.

Breast reduction surgery reduces the size of your breasts as well as lifts and reshapes sagging breasts. This procedure can improve posture and relieve the pain associated with heavy breasts. As shown above in Dr Doyle’s breast reduction before and after images, this procedure helps you to achieve a more desirable cup size and allows you to experience less pain and discomfort in everyday life.

Breast reduction surgery can attract Medicare and Health Insurance rebates. Enquire today to find out how.

Breast reduction before and after can help you determine if the procedure is the right choice for you and it can also help you choose your surgeon. When reviewing patient images, be objective and take your time.

What to Look for In Before and After Surgery Images

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Image sourced from Dr Mario Carranza

When reviewing before and after cosmetic surgery images, it’s important to know what you’re looking for. These real patient results and image 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 similar breasts to you

There’s no point idealising someone else’s reduction images if they had much smaller or larger 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 to you and assess whether you would be satisfied with their post-surgery result.  This can help identify whether or not your surgeon can achieve your aesthetic goals and tastes for surgery.

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 of breast reduction, look for results that appear natural and symmetrical, but with that patient’s features. Not all ‘after’ images should appear the same, as cosmetic surgery does not adopt a cookie-cutter approach.

3. Improved or maintained symmetry

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 removed from each breast. The ‘after’ images should always appear more symmetrical than before.

4. Strategically placed scars

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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. 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.

Dr Doyle is one of the best plastic surgeons in Queensland. He prefers to reduce the size of 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. For very large reductions an anchor incision (an incision around your areola/nipple complex with a vertical scar extending down from the areola down to a horizontal scar in the breast crease) is used. This allows him to reposition the nipple after excess fats and breast tissues are removed.

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

Breast Reduction Surgery Recovery

You’ll likely need 1-2 weeks off work following reduction 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 of Breast Reduction?

Risks of breast reduction surgery is inevitable same as all surgery risks. Any surgical procedure carries some risk of infection, severe bruising, or reaction to anaesthesia. In the case of reduction surgery, there is the potential for the loss of skin/tissue of the breast where the incisions meet. Also potential, partial or total loss of nipple and areola sensation, swelling and bruising and unfavourable scarring.

These complications can mostly be avoided by following Dr Doyle’s strict post-operative instructions.  Find out more about the risks of reduction surgery in our guide or on our General Risks of Surgery page.

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Breast Reduction Surgery Cost

How Much Does a Breast Reduction Surgery Cost?

As every patient has different requirements, breast reduction surgery cost will differ too. Some of the elements that are included in the final cost include the surgeon’s fee and also the hospital and anaesthetist fees. Mammaplasty will normally attract a Medicare rebate.

You can access our list of pricing resources to find more about the cost of breast reduction surgery or download our pricing guid:

To receive a more accurate estimate of what you can expect to spend on a reduction, schedule a consultation with Dr Doyle.

FAQS Breast Reduction Surgery

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What size do my breasts need to be to qualify for surgery?

Generally, if you feel like your breasts are too heavy, they’re causing you pain or you’d like smaller breasts, you’re likely to meet the criteria to undergo reduction surgery. Dr Doyle sees women with breasts of all sizes wanting a breast reduction. Ladies with breast sizes from DD up to H cups and larger commonly seek a reduction.

How long does it take to recover from reduction surgery?

Recovery from boob reduction surgery can take anywhere between two to six weeks. Two weeks is indicative of a patient who eats a healthy diet, stays hydrated and also takes the time to rest and recover.

How painful is a boob reduction?

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 pain medication ordered by Dr Doyle. This discomfort is typically most intense in the first few days following surgery. Soreness can continue for up to two to three weeks following surgery.

Does a breast reduction include a lift?

Yes, reduction surgery always includes a breast lift.

As your surgeon removes excess tissue and skin to make your breasts smaller, the nipples actually need to be lifted up in position for a quality result.

Will my breasts sag after boob reduction?

Unfortunately, due to the effects of age and gravity, you won’t have perky boobs forever. However, because your breasts are lighter than they were before surgery, they will sag far less than they would have if you didn’t get a reduction.

Will a boob reduction make me look thinner?

If you’re naturally thin with very large breasts, a reduction can make you look like you’ve lost weight. However, if you have a larger frame, the effect is less obvious.

Book a Consultation

If you would like to learn more about boob reduction surgery or would like to view more reduction 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.


Do Your Research

What to Bring to Your Plastic Surgeon Consultation

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  • Take notes and read all provided information thoroughly
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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.