Facelift Before and After Photos

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

Facelift Photos | Before and After Surgery Galleries

This photo gallery displays Before and After Photos for Dr Mark Doyle’s facial rejuvenation 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.

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

Facelift surgery helps you to achieve a younger and tighter appearance around the lower face and neck. This procedure combats the ageing of the face that occurs naturally over time. By targeting the skin and muscle, facelift surgery helps to improve skin elasticity, decrease fatty facial tissue and remove excess skin folds around your mouth, upper neck and under your chin.

Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Dr Mark Doyle regularly performs this procedure on men and women of all ages.

As shown above in Dr Mark’s facelift before and after photos, this cosmetic procedure results in a natural tightness of the face which helps you to appear more youthful.

What to Look for In Facelift Surgery Before / After Images

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When reviewing before and after cosmetic surgery images, it’s important to know what you’re looking for. 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 that appear similar to you

There’s no point idealising someone else’s images if they have a completely different face shape from you. By searching for patient photos with similar jowls and facial features 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 for your surgery.

2. Look for natural and varied results

Skilled surgeons have the ability to adapt their surgical technique and outcome to complement each patient’s facial anatomy. When searching through before and after images of facial rejuvenation patients, look for results that appear natural, symmetrical, and not overdone.

3. 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 some variation is expected, most patients’ scars should be difficult to detect. Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Dr Doyle conceals the incisions by the hairline and natural contours of the face and ear. Scarring shouldn’t be obvious in before and after images of facelift surgery patients.

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 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.

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

Recovery After Facelift Surgery

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You’ll likely need 2-3 weeks off work following facelift 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 facelift surgery?

All surgery involves risks. Any surgical procedure carries some risk of infection, severe bruising, or reaction to anaesthesia. In the case of facelift surgery, there is the potential for bleeding, scarring, asymmetry, loss of hair at the incision site and nerve damage. The occurrence of these incidents are rare. Smoking increases these risks dramatically.

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


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Facelift Pricing

How much does a Facelift cost? Prices and Fees for Facelift Surgery

The cost of a facelift is variable because each patient has specific goals and requirements. Once a tailored approach has been decided on, surgeon, anaesthetist and hospital fees will also be factored into the final cost of the surgery. Since a facelift is a cosmetic procedure, it won’t qualify for a Medicare rebate. However, if the facelift is required for medical reasons such as after an accident or trauma, some of the costs may be covered. The only way to receive an accurate surgical estimate is to schedule a consultation with Dr Doyle.

You can access our list of pricing resources to find about more about the cost of facial rejuvenation surgery or download our pricing guide:

Facelift FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions About Facelift

What is the best age to get a facelift?

A facelift often works well for people in their 40s and up to their 60s when signs of aging begin to become prevalent. The deep lines, wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin that results from the aging process can be best corrected through surgical ‘lifting’ techniques.

Facelift surgery isn’t recommended for patients under 30 as they’re unlikely to show significant facial sagging. Any signs of ageing at 30 may be treated with non-surgical alternatives.

How long do the results of facelift surgery last?

Many people are under the impression that facelift results are permanent. This isn’t quite true. With the effects of aging and gravity, the facial skin can droop again. However, because you have less skin on your face following surgery, your face will sag far less than it would have if you didn’t get a facelift. You will always look more youthful after having a facelift than compared to having never had a facelift.

In general, the results of a face-lift can be expected to last 10-15 years.

Can facelift surgery make you look younger?

Yes. By tightening and lifting the skin around the jowls and cheek, patients often find that they appear more youthful and refreshed after facelift surgery. According to a study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal, patients rate themselves as looking an average of 12 years younger after facelift surgery.

Do I need to wear a post-surgery facial compression garment?

Yes. Wearing a facial garment helps to fight the forces of gravity immediately after surgery and helps to reduce any swelling. It also keeps the wound clean, allowing the wound to heal while limiting the extent of scarring.

How long do I need to wear this facial garment / chin strap?

It’s recommended that you wear the chin strap continuously for the first five days following the surgery and intermittently for two weeks after surgery. Dr Doyle will provide you with instructions on when you can remove it (ie. for showering or eating). It is best to follow his post-operative advice exactly.

Is facelift surgery worth it?

Facelift surgery has a high patient satisfaction rating. Patients report that their results help them to look and also feel much younger. Facelift surgery helped to improve these patient’s confidence and self-esteem.

A lower face and neck lift improves the appearance of the jowls, the jawline, and the chin and neck areas. If these are your main areas of concern and they are showing unwanted signs of ageing, you may find facial rejuvenation surgery to be worth it.

Book a Consultation

If you would like to learn more about facelift 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. 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.