Why breast reduction?

Breast reduction is the procedure used to reduce overly large breasts (breast hypertrophy). It can bring real functional benefits for back or neck pain, as well as a return to sporting activities.

Recent breast reduction techniques make it possible to obtain naturally shaped breasts, while reducing excess volume on demand, with greater reliability of the procedure.

The scars present on the breast vary according to the type of breast reduction surgery: vertical or inverted-T scars.

The definitive result of breast reduction is not seen for 6 months in terms of breast volume and shape.

Duration of treatment

Between 2 and 3 hours

Resuming physical activities

1 month

Treatment costs

From CHF 15,000

Treatment sequence

During our first meeting, we'll analyze your objectives and expectations together.

During this consultation, we will compile your medical file and define the intervention methods required to meet your needs.

We will also take care to inform you of any limitations that may arise depending on your medical history and said treatments. We'll also look at pre- and post-operative issues, to pass on our recommendations and inform you of what to do in the event of complications.

All important information will be conveyed to you verbally and in writing. This will give you the opportunity to clarify any areas of uncertainty before making your decision.

This appointment may be an opportunity to have the treatment done on the same day, or to plan a later date if your choice is made. In the case of surgery, we will inform you of the anaesthetic arrangements.

Some decisions take time, and it's quite possible to leave with a personalized quote, including a treatment and financing plan. We'll also be happy to answer any questions you may have.

During cosmetic surgery, you may need to be anesthetized more or less deeply, depending on the type of procedure and your medical history. Anesthesia is chosen in consultation with you and your surgeon. A pre-anaesthetic visit is sometimes necessary. For all anaesthesia procedures, it is recommended to fast, i.e. not to eat for 6 hours before the operation. The anaesthetist can refuse a patient who has not followed this instruction. Communication and trust are key from the very first contact with your surgeon, because it's by working together that risks can be neutralized.

General anaesthesia
In general anaesthesia, the patient is completely unconscious, asleep and insensitive to pain. the anesthetist meticulously controls and monitors breathing.

For longer procedures, we prefer this type of anesthesia, as it provides a higher level of comfort.

Sedation anaesthesia
Sedation provides deep anaesthesia while leaving the person conscious to verbal and tactile stimuli. The patient can relax without worrying about pain. This method avoids the need for intubation and the side effects of general anesthesia.

Locoregional anesthesia
Locoregional anesthesia refers to the numbing or loss of sensation in a specific area of the body using local anesthetics. The patient remains conscious during the procedure, but feels no pain in the anaesthetized area.

It's normal for your body to react to aesthetic treatments. Some symptoms are common and by no means alarming. Symptoms that could lead to more serious complications are rare, and should they occur, our team will be on hand to take care of you.

If you notice these symptoms, there's no need to worry:

  • A slight rise in temperature
  • Slight discharge of blood from dressings
  • A slight increase in inflammation

On the other hand, if you observe these symptoms, please contact us:

  • Over 38.5° fever and chills
  • Severe swelling, especially on one side only
  • Significant pain and redness in the operated area
  • Keep in mind that your recovery period will depend on the type of operation and factors specific to you.

We are all unique, so the details of your recovery cannot be entirely predictable. You're beginning a process of physical and emotional transformation. Be patient and let your body do what it does best. If you have any doubts, we're here for you.

Frequently asked questions

The ability to breastfeed is normally lost, which is why the procedure is recommended after pregnancy and breastfeeding.

The scars will be around the nipple, a vertical scar at the bottom and a scar in the fold. They will be red and visible for the first few months, then become white and smaller.
If they remain too obvious, they can be treated with a laser.

If the size of your breasts bothers you or creates back problems, and if your weight is stable, you're a candidate for a breast reduction.