Also known as mastopexy, a breast lift raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour.

A woman’s breasts often change over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness. As we age, gravity and other factors take their toll on our bodies, leaving us with sagging, less voluminous breasts. These changes and loss of skin elasticity can result from:

  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Weight fluctuations
  • Ageing
  • Gravity
  • Genes

Even when the volume does remain sufficient, the above factors can alter the shape of the breast which often becomes unsatisfactory to the patient. With experience and expertise, Dr Jane Paterson can surgically lift your breasts back to their desired position. Also known as mastopexy, a breast lift raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. This gives the breast a more pleasing shape and ensures the integrity of the tissue is supported and remains intact. Sometimes the areola can become stretched or enlarged over time, and a breast lift can correct this as well.

The surgery will involve tightening the skin and repositioning the breasts for a firmer and perkier look. This procedure will not alter the size of your breasts; however, by lifting the position of your breasts, it will rejuvenate your shape and profile with a youthful and uplifted appearance.

Some of the benefits of breast lift surgery include:

  • Improved appearance and position of nipples
  • Increased breast firmness
  • Reduction in sagging and excess skin
  • Breasts are repositioned for a more youthful appearance

All types of breast lift surgery will result in some relatively minor scarring.  The extent and placement of these scars will be determined on an individual basis, depending on the amount of lift required, and the current quality of the skin and breast tissue.

Breast lift surgery can be performed in conjunction with a breast augmentation (also known as augmentation mastopexy) or breast reduction surgery. The combination of these treatments is used to either increase or decrease upper pole fullness, depending on your needs.

“Following surgery the results and benefits are immediate. For many patients, a breast lift or breast reduction surgery is really life changing. You may find your sense of wellbeing improved and your lifestyle a lot healthier. Patients often tell me that they wish they’d had this operation years ago.”

Dr Jane Paterson is a specialist female Plastic Surgeon who will discuss the treatment process in detail so you can gain greater insight into what is involved in your surgery. Encouraging all questions and concerns to be raised in your consultation, Dr Jane Paterson places emphasis on fully informing her patients of all aspects of surgery including possible complications and risks.

Breast Lift Melbourne

No decision to have surgery should be taken lightly and Dr Jane Paterson will be more than happy to answer the many questions you may have to help you decide whether mastopexy is right for you. Dr Jane Paterson at her Melbourne clinic takes a compassionate approach to your treatment plan and sits with you one-on-one to better understand your needs for realistic results.


The knowledge, expertise and professionalism displayed were phenomenal and only furthered my assurance in trusting Jane.

– Sophie

Contact Dr Jane Paterson

You can contact Dr Jane Paterson for an appointment using the below details.

We are located inside the Epworth Hospital, 89 Bridge Road in Richmond 3121. Entering through the main hospital entrance on bridge road, turn left and use the lifts by the Hudsons cafe to level 8. We are suite 8.4.

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Entering From Erin Street

Walk through the hospital towards Bridge Road – you will naturally end up on level 2 of the hospital and will walk past the main hospital reception area. You will see a group of three lifts. Use these lifts up to level 8. We are suite 8.4.

Public Car Parking

The public car park entrance is from 89 Bridge Road. From the car park you can use the lifts straight up to level 8. We are suite 8.4

Via Tram

Coming from the city take the 75 tram from Flinders Street or the 48 from Collins Street. Coming from South Yarra & St Kilda catch the north bound 78 or 79 from Chapel Street. Coming from Hawthorn, Camberwell catch any west bound route 75 tram. Coming from Kew and Balwyn take route number 48.

Via Train

West Richmond station is the closest train stop and is accessible via any city loop train on the Epping/South Morang line.