31st of May 2021

Plastic Surgery Melbourne: A complete guide

From breast augmentation surgery to anti-ageing treatments, plastic surgery is an increasingly common treatment for many women. 

However, there are numerous factors to consider before choosing plastic surgery and it’s important to find an experienced surgeon who will take the time to understand your goals and provide you with expert care and results.  

Plastic surgery procedures

Plastic surgery includes a wide range of procedures that involve different areas of the body and are undertaken for various reasons, often to improve physical appearance and self-confidence or to relieve pain or discomfort. 

Breast augmentation surgery Melbourne

Also known as breast enhancement, a breast augmentation procedure involves the placement of breast implants to change the shape and size of the breasts. 

Some of the most common reasons women choose breast augmentation include evening the proportions of the breasts, increase fullness and firmness of the breasts and improving self-confidence. 

Breast augmentation surgery can also be done to restore breasts to their desired shape after pregnancy, breastfeeding or weight loss.  

Breast lift Melbourne

Age, breastfeeding and weight loss can result in sagging or drooping of the breasts. A breast lift is a popular procedure that removes excess skin, reshapes and lifts the breasts, giving them a firmer, more youthful appearance. 

The procedure involves an incision being made to remove excess skin from the breast, and the breast is reshaped with a raised nipple/areola. The surgery generally takes around two hours, with an overnight stay in hospital. 

A breast lift can be performed on its own or in combination with breast implants or other procedures to achieve the desired look. 

Breast reduction Melbourne

Also known as reduction mammoplasty, breast reduction involves removing skin and breast tissue to reduce the size of the breasts. 

Some of the most common reasons for a breast lift & reduction include improving self-esteem and confidence, reducing back and neck pain, changing body shape, reducing breast volume, and correcting asymmetry. 

Breast reduction surgery takes approximately two to three hours and is done under general anaesthesia. 

Abdominoplasty Melbourne 

Abdominoplasty is a surgery used to tighten your abdominals and remove excess fatty tissue and skin. It is also referred to as a tummy tuck.

Benefits of this procedure include improved appearance, excess skin removal, and tightening of abdominal muscles. 

Ideal candidates for a tummy tuck surgery are those in good physical condition, with pockets of fat or loose skin that haven’t responded well to diet or exercise. 

For women considering a tummy tuck in Melbourne, Dr Jane Paterson is highly experienced in performing this procedure. 

Labiaplasty Melbourne

Also known as labioplasty, labia reduction, vulva reduction surgery, vaginal cosmetic surgery or labiaplasty is the reshaping of the inner lips of the vagina or a reduction of the outer labia lips. 

For women who feel self-conscious about the appearance of their vagina lips, or they cause discomfort or pain during sexual intercourse or physical activities, a labiaplasty can be a good option. 


The cost of plastic surgery will vary depending on the procedure and your circumstances, as everybody is different and the complexity of the procedure can differ. 

Many different factors will impact the overall cost of your surgery, including the surgeon’s fees, anaesthetist fees, and hospital costs. All costs involved with your treatment will be discussed during your consultation, so you have all the information you need before going ahead with the surgery. 

We can also check if your health insurance provider will cover any costs of your procedure. 


All surgery carries some risk and potential complications. These can include infection, loss of sensation, scarring and bleeding. 

Dr Jane will discuss any potential risks during your consultation and answer any questions or concerns, with patients kept informed throughout the process. 

Your surgeon will do their best to reduce and manage the risks so your procedure is as smooth and comfortable for you as possible. 


The recovery period will vary for different plastic surgery procedures. Your surgeon will give you information before surgery about the length of recovery, aftercare treatment, pain relief and limitations on activities while your body heals. 

You may be required to take time off from work and refrain from engaging in physical activity for some time until you are properly recovered. 

Labiaplasty requires you to be on at home rest for 7 days following surgery, while recovery for a breast reduction in Melbourne involves an overnight stay in the hospital and generally two to three weeks off work. Your surgeon will give you the necessary information specific to your procedure. 

Your recovery will be monitored through follow-up post-operative appointments and phone calls to provide support during your healing period and to answer any questions or concerns you may have. 


Plastic surgeon Melbourne

Dr Jane Paterson is a female plastic surgeon who specialises in female cosmetic surgery procedures. She understands that every woman is unique, she makes sure to understand each patient's needs and desired outcome. 

Sometimes procedures such as breast augmentations, breast lifts and tummy tucks can be undertaken as an anti-ageing treatment to help women maintain a more youthful appearance. No matter the reason, plastic surgery is a big decision and it’s important to receive expert advice before going ahead. 

Contact our team to book a consultation about your plastic surgery.