Plastic surgery is one or more procedures designed to change your appearance. From breast augmentation to tummy tucks and ear surgery, plastic surgery can alter your physique to reflect who you are as a person. Because for some, their body image is inextricably linked to who they are as a person. And plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery can help them achieve that.
Just what plastic surgery can do for you largely depends on your body type, age, and desired outcome. Having realistic expectations of what surgery can achieve is a necessary part of any successful result.
Why get plastic surgery?
People get plastic surgery for very different reasons. However, all the reasons why you would get plastic surgery can be broken up into two categories:
1. Reconstructive Surgery
Breast reconstructive surgery can return a sense of femininity to women who have battled breast cancer, breast or genetic defects. Breast reconstruction is complex. During breast reconstructive surgery the surgeon will rebuild your breast shape using a breast implant, a flap of tissue from another part of your body, or a combination of both. While some women are happy to live with their post-mastectomy shape, plastic surgery offers others the option to restore their feminine silhouette.
2. Cosmetic Surgery
There are two main reasons people choose to get cosmetic plastic surgery: the first is significant weight loss. After extensive weight loss, a lot of the skin doesn’t shrink. Removing this excess skin can correct the damage caused by obesity.
The second reason for cosmetic plastic surgery is more contentious. And it’s probably the biggest reason people get surgery: the reason is cosmetic enhancements. Although it would probably be better described as self-image. When people undergo cosmetic surgery to improve something they don’t like about themselves, they’re likely to gain more self-confidence afterwards. This typically results in a better quality of life as their focus is no longer on their insecurities.
Is beauty really in the eye of the beholder?
One of the worst possible reasons to consider undergoing plastic surgery is because someone else thinks you should change how you look. Because let’s face it: beauty is in the eye of the beholder is a cliché. And one which doesn’t take into consideration how important self-image is.
The only reason you should get plastic surgery is because you want it for you.
Should I get plastic surgery?
If you are considering plastic surgery, but aren’t sure what your options are, or what the best way to proceed is, please feel free to contact Dr Doyle for an obligation-free chat.
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.
Do Your Research
What to Bring to Your Plastic Surgeon Consultation
- Bring a friend or relative for support and discussion regarding your choices
- Take notes and read all provided information thoroughly
- Read about what to expect in your Initial Surgery Consultation
Book Your Plastic Surgery Consultation
- Get a Referral from your GP or specialist – this is advised but not required to book a consultation with Dr Doyle.
- Email us or call on 07 5598 0988 to arrange your consultation appointment.
- Pay your $285 Consultation Fee in advance to secure your consultation.
Please contact us to arrange to book a consultation with our Specialist Plastic Surgeon or to speak with our Patient Care Advisor.
*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.