The goal of breast surgery is not always to increase size. Many women experience physical and/or emotional distress because of their uncomfortably large breasts. Breasts are reduced in size by the removal of breast tissue and excess fat. This is referred to as “breast reduction” surgery. Breast reduction can go one step further. Your plastic surgeon can also reshape your breasts. This allows you to not only achieve a smaller breast size, but also to achieve your goal breast shape as well. In many cases, your plastic surgeon will suggest you have a breast lift done in combination with your breast reduction surgery. These two surgeries are very often paired as part of a “mommy makeover”. The result of these two paired surgeries is a smaller breast size with the desired breast shape.