Increasing the size of a woman’s breasts isn’t the only reason for undertaking breast surgery Many women find their breast size to be uncomfortably large. This can result in physical and emotional distress and is easily remedied. Breast reduction surgery reduces the size of breasts by removing fat and breast tissue. In addition to making your breasts smaller, your plastic surgeon will often also reshape your breasts to create a more esthetically pleasing shape and size. In many cases, your plastic surgeon will recommend you have a breast lift done in combination with your breast reduction surgery. The result would be a reduced size and entirely different shape. The procedure is also commonly performed as part of a mommy makeover.