Plastic Surgery Patient Journey

This information will help you plan, organise and recover from your plastic surgery procedure.

Initial Consultation

Your initial consultation is the first step on your surgical journey. In this appointment, you and Dr Doyle will discuss your biggest facial ageing concerns. You will be shown one or more treatment options, including potential combination procedures. You will then receive a quote for your procedure and spend time with our patient coordinator to answer any questions that you may have.

Preparing For Surgery

Once you’ve secured your surgery date, Dr Doyle’s team will provide you with a range of pre-operative supplements. Taking these will ensure that your body is primed for surgery.

We recommend that you set up a comfortable recovery area in your home in the week leading up to your procedure. This should include pillows, ice packs and your choice of entertainment (ie. books, TV, Netflix etc). Please arrange for a friend or family member to drive you to the hospital. Furthermore, you should have someone to stay with you for 24 hours after your procedure.

Finally, you will be given specific instructions in the lead up to your procedure. This may include stopping any blood-thinning medication, stopping smoking and fasting in the hours leading up to your surgery. Follow these instructions carefully.

The Procedure

All facial surgeries are performed under general anaesthetic at John Flynn Private Hospital. The procedure will take a few hours and you can go home immediately after. Please arrange for a friend or family member to drive you home from the hospital.

Understanding the Risks

Pain, swelling, bruising and scarring around the incision site are all normal risks of plastic surgery. More serious complications include anaesthesia related risks, infection, or blood collection (haematoma) underneath the skin. All risks and complications will be explained to you in detail during your initial consultation with Dr Doyle.

Recovery After Surgery

After your procedure, you will need to rest. It’s recommended that you have someone with you for 24-48 hours after your procedure. 

Expect to take 1-2 weeks off work and limit exercise for 4-6 weeks. You will be prescribed pain medication to manage discomfort after your procedure. This is a general guide and you will receive specific timelines during your initial consultation with Dr Doyle.

Finally, you will be provided with specific post-op instructions. These include avoiding driving for 48 hours after your anaesthetic, avoiding swimming and avoiding strenuous activity for 6 weeks. Please follow these instructions as closely as possible.

About Dr Mark Doyle FRACS (Plast) – Specialist Plastic Surgeon

Dr Mark Doyle is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon with over thirty years of experience. He specialises in face lift surgery in Gold Coast and Brisbane, and also offers a range of body and breast procedures.

Dr Doyle is a fully qualified Doctor and surgeon. He has completed all required training to be a Specialist Plastic Surgeon and is driven by an committed to providing excellent standards of care.


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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 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.

Send an enquiry form today or phone 07 5598 0988 during Clinic Hours.

*DISCLAIMER: All information on Dr Mark Doyle website is general 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.

Dr. Mark Doyle AHPRA Registration: Dr Mark Doyle MED0001375519 Specialist Plastic Surgery – MBBS FRACS FRCS

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