Increasing the size of a woman’s breasts isn’t the only reason for undertaking breast surgery Some women experience physical and/or emotional distress because of their uncomfortably large breasts. Breast reduction surgery lowers the size of breasts by removing fat and breast tissue. Breast reduction can go a step further. Your plastic surgeon can also reshape the breasts. This make it possible to not only achieve a smaller breast size, but also to get your goal breast shape as well. Depending on the goals for your procedure, your cosmetic surgeon might recommend the reduction be accompanied by a breast lift. These two procedures are very often combined as part of a “mommy makeover”. The outcome of these two paired procedures is a smaller breast size with the desired breast shape.