Reduction mammoplasty

An excessively large breast can lead to a series of physical problems due to its weight and displacement of the center of gravity. Not to mention the aesthetic discomfort, which in many cases becomes a substantial burden on a psychological level.

Reduction mammoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure, the goal of which is to achieve a breast size that is proportionate and in harmony with the patient’s body: the reduction of the breast’s volume is designed together with both the simultaneous remodeling of the breast (removal of the excess fat and skin) and repositioning of the nipple.

«For very large breasts, or those patients who require rapid intervention for health reasons, a fast and non-invasive technique that involves the elimination of the excess and the grafting of the nipple-areola complex (Thorek technique) may be appropriate. In the most serious cases – requiring removal of more than a kilogram of fat etc, or for orthopaedic reasons – the operation can be performed with the local health service.»

Prof. Carlo Tremolada

In summary

For whom it is appropriate

Reduction mammoplasty solves the problems associated with excessively large breasts: breasts that are disproportionate to the body, pendulous and heavyset with the areolas pointing downwards, back pain due to their weight and the shifted center of gravity. Reduction mammoplasty is also suggested for patients at risk of cancer, to radically reduce the amount of adipose tissue exposed to the disease’s menace.


The surgery can be performed on people over 18 years of age.


Local anaesthesia with sedation.

Recommended post-surgery treatments

Liposound (Cavitation)


The patient will stay in the clinic for 4 to 8 hours. The surgery itself lasts between 90 and 120 minutes.

Post-surgery visits

The next day and one week after surgery.

Social return

2 days.


Image team led by Prof. Carlo Tremolada performs breast reduction in Milan.


You can view before and after photos of breast reduction at our center. The material related to previously treated cases allows you to evaluate examples of results according to the different needs.


The cost of breast reduction depends on many variables and is tailored for each patient. View the prices page or fill out the form below to request further information.
The Clinic prepares personalized estimates.

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