1h30 – 2h00

Type of anesthesia

General or local anesthesia with sedation

Clinic stay

Outpatient up to 2 days

Social downtime

10 days


On quotation
from CHF 15,000

Objectives of a breast reduction

Breast reduction surgery is a very common procedure whose goal is toreduce the volume of the breast.

Breast hypertrophy is defined by excessive breast volume in relation to the patient’s morphology. This excess volume is generally associated with sagging breasts (breast ptosis) and sometimes with a certain degree of asymmetry.

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The procedure removes excess breast tissuein order to obtain a volume in harmony with the silhouette of the patient and in accordance with her wishes. The residual breast volume is lifted, concentrated and remodeled. The chest regains a rejuvenated curve and a firmer appearance.

The rate of patient satisfaction after this operation is very high, the benefit being found both in terms of weight balance and psychological wellness.

Who is breast reduction for?

Breast reduction will positively transform your silhouette and relieve physical and functional dysfunctions such as back and neck pain, facilitate sports practice and clothing options.

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You will thus finda silhouette in adequacy with your personality.

It is an intervention from which any adult patient, from the age of 18, can benefit.

Breast reduction is a surgical procedure that can lead to risks and complications. A first consultation with your surgeon is essential to know if this intervention is adapted to your particular situation.

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The breast reduction procedure

A breast reduction plasty will positively transform the harmony of your figure. Follow your surgeon’s recommendations to optimize the healing process and the quality of the result.

Before the intervention

The first consultation is essential to identify your request and your motivations . Depending on your morphology and your anatomy, your surgeon will determine his operating strategy.

It will be important during this consultation to carefully assess the quality of the skin and the mammary gland.

During the operation, the surgeon will also work to correct any asymmetry of shape or volume.

A preoperative check-up will be carried out in accordance with the prescriptions.


A breast reduction surgery can sometimes take place on an outpatient basis under either general anesthesia or local deep sedation, but most often, a 24-hour stay in clinics is advised. The choice of the technique will be made between you, your anesthesiologist and your surgeon.

A consultation with your anesthesiologist will take place a few days before your procedure.

The day of the procedure

Your surgeon will adapt his operating strategy according to your particular case in order to obtain the best possible result.

Once the excess mammary gland is removed, the remaining gland is repositioned and the skin envelope is redraped.

The areola and the nipple are also repositioned. An areolar incision is associated with a vertical incision and a horizontal scar hidden in the groove under the breast (inverted T-scar).

At the end of the operation, a compression dressing is applied. It will be removed after 24 hours and replaced by a sports compression bra. The intervention generally lasts between 2 and 3 hours.

After the procedure

The postoperative course is not very painful, pain being relieved by analgesics. Swelling (oedema) and bruising (bruising) of the breasts, as well as discomfort in raising the arms are frequently observed. Everything returns to normal after two to three weeks.

A rest period of several days is necessary and it is recommended to avoid sports activities for at least 3 weeks. Silicone dressings will protect the scars for a period of 3 to 4 months, in order to improve their quality.

A sports bra must be worn for 3 weeks day and night, then at night only for the following 3 weeks. Manual lymphatic drainage from the first days, followed by drainage by Endermologie® are recommended to accelerate the resorption of the edema and optimize the healing process.


The results are optimal 2 to 3 months after the operation , the time for the edema to subside and for all the breast tissue to adapt to the new volume.

The operated breast remains natural, sensitive to hormonal changes and weight variations. Breastfeeding is still possible after the operation .

The final result can be assessed from one year after the operation.

The chest regains a harmonious shape. Symmetry is improved.

The goal of this surgery is to bring an improvement and not to achieve perfection. If your wishes are realistic, the result should give you great satisfaction.

The art of breast reduction at Laclinic

At Laclinic, the artistic touch of the surgeon is essential for each intervention.

For breast reduction , the challenge consists in obtaining a harmonious tailor-made result for each patient by removing the desired volume with precision, for regained femininity and self-confidence .

Would you like more information or the opinion of a professional?

Do not hesitate to contact us now. We will gladly answer all your questions.

Around the surgery

The first consultation

The first consultation is essential to identify your needs and expectations. Our specialists will take all the necessary time to understand your demand and offer you the best advice.


Laclinic's doctors are particularly attentive to pain management in order to make your intervention as comfortable and safe as possible.

Your stay

Laclinic is committed to welcoming its guests with friendliness and discretion. The quality of service is worthy of a five-star hotel.

Associated treatments

For breast reduction, the challenge consists in obtaining a harmonious tailor-made result for each patient by removing the exact desired volume, for regained femininity and self-confidence.

The breast lift

Breast lift (or mastopexy) corrects breast ptosis, which is characterized by sagging of the mammary gland and slackening of the skin of the breast.

The goal of this intervention is to find a more harmonious, more curved and thus younger chest.

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