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Breast reduction

This is an intervention to reduce the volume of hypertrophic breasts, which can be incapacitating for patients in everyday life. The surgeon will also lift your breasts during this intervention to achieve a harmonious result.


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  • How old do you have to be to have a breast reduction?
    It can be done from the age of 17, which is when your breasts are fully developed. You must have parental consent for this. The earlier the intervention is carried out, the more satisfactory the results will be.
  • Can you breastfeed after a breast reduction?
    The ducts delivering milk to the nipples are not touched during the intervention. You can therefore breastfeed after a breast reduction.
  • Can this operation be done before becoming pregnant?
    There are no contraindications for pregnancy after a breast reduction. You are nevertheless advised to wait 1 year between the intervention and becoming pregnant.

Useful information

Before the intervention

  • 2 consultations need to be arranged: one with the plastic surgeon and the other with the anaesthetist.
  • Stop smoking 1 month before the intervention
  • Do not take aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs for 10 days before the intervention.
  • Obligatory mammography.
  • Pre-operative photographs are taken.
  • 15-day reflection period between the 1st consultation and the intervention.

Day of the intervention

  • General anaesthetic.
  • Duration of the intervention: 1-3 hours on average.
  • You can go home the day after or 2 days after the intervention.

After the intervention

  • You must wear a medical bra day and night for 1 month.
  • The stitches are not removed since they are absorbable.
  • Return to work: after 7-14 days, depending on your work environment.
  • Resume sport: after 1.5 months.
  • Final result obtained: after 3-6 months.


  • Reduction mammoplasty (aesthetic)
    From 12,000 CHF
  • Reduction mammoplasty (hypertrophy, with each breast reduced by at least 300 g)
    From 9,000 CHF


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