Breast reduction

Breast reduction

Breast reduction consists of cosmetic surgery aimed at reducing breast size by removing excess skin and mammary tissues. With the procedure it is possible to modify breast shape and size or correct asymmetrical breasts. This procedure may be used not only for cosmetic purposes, but also to reduce pains caused by excessive weight.

Anaesthesia and hospitalization

A breast reduction is performed under general anaesthesia and lasts about 2-3 hours. The patient is usually hospitalized for one or more nights. Small breast reduction procedures are comparable to a mastopexy procedure.


Medication includes the application of specific antiallergic plasters and the use of an elasticized bra beginning on the second day. Swelling tends to disappear in about a week, while potential bruises will take two to three weeks to disappear. Depending on the technique used, sutures may be internal or external. In the latter case they will be removed after 7-14 days.

Fee note

8.500,00 – 10.500,00*

The price includes: consultation (200 CHF detracted in case of surgery), operation , anaesthesiologist, use of operating room, post operation visit until one year after surgery.

*The price may change regarding the patient’s request (choice of the infrastructure for the operation, demand of additional services)
*In parte potrebbe venir rimborsato dalla cassa malati