Increasing the size of a woman’s breasts is not the only reason for undertaking breast surgery When a women’s breasts are large enough to cause physical distress, breast reduction surgery can be of assistance. Breasts are made smaller by the removal of breast tissue and excess fat. This is referred to as “breast reduction” surgery. Plastic surgeons also reshape the breast creating the shape and size that best fits your body. Breast reduction surgery is often paired with a breast lift. The result would be a reduced size and completely different shape. The procedure is also often performed as part of a mommy makeover.