Breast / Reduction

Breast reduction is a surgical procedure that reduces and reshapes the breasts making them smaller, lighter and firmer.

The surgery involves removing excess fat, glands and skin.

Too large breasts can cause back pain, anxiety and social disorders.

Patients who opt for a breast reduction will derive great benefit: they find a more comfortable and healthier life that can help them feel more beautiful.


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Breast Reduction

If you want to reduce your breasts, watch the video of Dr. Borra. You’ll learn how he performes symmetric interventions with perfect scars. With his simple and friendly approach he will explain how to get rid of  cumbersome and heavy breasts, leaving as much as it takes to make you feel like a woman.

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What is a breast reduction?

Breast reduction, also called reduction mammoplasty, is surgery to remove excess fat, mammary gland, and skin from the breast. Dr. Borra, Lugano’s plastic surgeon,  lifts and reduces the volume of your breasts giving you a comfortable and  proportionate body.

Why you might want a breast reduction?

Too much breast

Breast is an important part of your body and your beauty, but having too much of it can be a problem. If you are aware of the problem, or it bothers you too much and attracts the attention of others, you can resolve the discomfort with a breast reduction.

Maintain an active lifestyle

large breasts can prevent adequate physical activity and limit sport practices and workouts. With a smaller breast  you will move easier.

Pain and discomfort

Too large breasts can cause postural problems and back pain. The shoulders are subject to deviations and are marked by bra straps. In some cases these problems can be recognized by insurance companies.

Dress better

When the breasts are too large in proportion to your body it is difficult to find clothes that fit you well.

What do you get from a breast reduction?

A right size breast

You would like to have a breast in proportion with your body, that does not attract too much attention and that will consent  to wearing close fitting clothing without embarrassment.

A breast that is still attractive and full

Do not forget that you love your breasts, and that they are part of you. After breast reduction you want it still to be round, full and beautiful, only smaller and more manageable.

What can you expect from your first consultation:

If you are considering this procedure, come to Dr. Borra. The consultation may last an hour. In your consultation, Dr. Borra will:

  • listen to what you want after surgery
  • perform a thorough examination
  • tell you exactly what he recommends for you and why
  • answer with simplicity and cordiality,  and will make sure that all your questions, even ones about financial and insurance aspects, have been clearly answered

As part of the consultation, Dr. Borra will give you the opportunity to view photographs of his patients, as they appeared before and after treatment so that you understand how he will perform your treatment. You will speak about your needs and he will describe the results you’ll get from your treatment.  It is very important that you and your surgeon are in agreement on the aesthetic  result in order to achieve  what you desire. Call today for a consultation with Dr. Borra which has more than 3000 patients.

``A perfect breast lift is obtained by choosing the right technique. The patients are concerned about the scars, but they heal incredibly well. It is very important to choose the right technique to get the results you dreamed of. You want to see yourself better, not different .``
Dr. Luca Borra

What do you want to know about breast reduction?

Your breast reduction can be an outpatient procedure, but usually it’s best to opt for a night or two in  hospital. After your consultation and the visit in his studio in Lugano, Dr. Borra will estimate how much time is needed to perform the procedure which will be about two and a half hours. Dr. Borra will take the time to be sure you get a beautiful  and balanced result.

``Remember, the result is what really counts .``
Dr. Luca Borra

For the best possible result, Dr. Borra will  perform breast augmentation in anesthesia.

You and Dr. Borra will choose the right technique for you.

The precise incisions used and the amount of tissues to be removed from your breast depends on the size, shape and structure of the breasts. Dr. Borra is very meticulous to give you the best possible result, with scars that heal faster and that will not be very visible. He will lift your nipples in function of the new breast size and will endeavor to preserve its sensitivity.

What can you expect after surgery?

The same day

You will be constantly monitored and observed until you are able to go home. Sometimes you will have to stay overnight. Someone will have to take you home and drive. At home you will need to be assisted for a day or two. At home it is important to rest with a pillow to raise your arms and back. Remember to buy the medicines prescribed before surgery and keep them at hand. Please have available the ice packs to put on your chest.

The first week

In the first few days your breasts will be covered with a dressing and a bra provided by the staff. One can’t take a shower until the dressing is removed. . Do not lift anything heavier than 10 kg. Do not do exercises, but if you feel like walking you can do so. Usually four days after surgery Dr. Borra takes away the dressing and you will see your new breasts for the first time. A bit of burning and itching are normal.

Six weeks

After a week, most patients return to work, wearing the special bra exactly as Dr. Borra prescribed so that the breast heals well.  For a few weeks you will still have to be careful not to stain yourself or lifting heavy weights. The scars are still a little visible.

One year

You’ll see yourself  beautiful. All burning and itching should be gone and the scars will be less visible.