Risks of Surgery

Every type of invasive procedure comes with its own set of risks and potential problems. This page outlines the general risks of plastic surgery.

All Surgery Carries Risk

Every type of invasive surgery comes with its own set of risks and potential problems. It’s important to understand the risks and what you can do to reduce or eliminate them.

The most common risks associated with plastic surgery are pain, swelling, bruising, and scarring around the incision site. These surgery risks are quite common and to be expected with most plastic surgery procedures. They can be resolved with time and specific aftercare instructions to reduce scarring.

This page is general in nature, and the risks specific to your procedure will be outlined in detail during your initial consultation.

Minimising Risks

Surgical risks can be minimised by choosing a qualified specialist plastic surgeon. Most of the time, this surgeon will work alongside a specialist anaesthetist. Choosing a doctor with respected qualifications has the biggest impact on minimising your potential for risks.

Generally, the healthier you are before your surgery, the less potential you have of experiencing the following risks. This includes being a non-smoker (or quitting for 6 weeks on either side of your surgery), being at a healthy weight, and having no pre-existing medical conditions.

General Risks of Surgery

As well as those risks listed above, the following is a list of general surgery risks:

  • Anaesthetic risks
  • Infection
  • Asymmetry
  • Allergy (to tape or dressings)
  • Bleeding (haematoma)
  • Chronic pain
  • Delayed wound healing
  • Fluid buildup (seroma)
  • Numbness
  • Necrosis
  • Wound separation
  • Death

Although uncommon, some of these risks can occur despite preventative measures taken. If you are concerned about any of the risks of surgery listed, please speak with Dr Doyle during your initial consultation.

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.


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 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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