Plastic surgeon Montreux Switzerland Breast Reduction



Mammary Hypertrophy

How does breast hypertrophy work?

It is performed under general anaesthesia and requires 2 or 3 days of hospitalisation.

The duration of the procedure is approximately 2 hours.

The removed gland and fat are automatically sent to an anatomical pathology laboratory for possible anomalies.

The scars resulting from this procedure may vary according to the amount of mammary gland to be removed and the degree of ptosis of the breasts:

– either a classic “inverted T” scar or “marine anchor” consisting of a scar around the areola, a vertical scar from the lower pole of the areola to the sub-membrane groove and a horizontal scar concealed in the sub-mammary groove.


or, in the case of moderate breast hypertrophy, a so-called “pure vertical” scar which makes it possible to avoid the scar in the sub-mammary groove.

At the end of the procedure, a bandage is made in the shape of a bra.

This bandage will be changed every week until the points are removed between the 3rd and 4th week post-operatively.

Dr. ANKRI Alain advises wearing a sports bra or a brassiere for a period of 6 weeks day and night.