Increasing the size of a woman’s breasts isn’t the only reason for undertaking breast surgery When a women’s breasts are so large to cause physical hardship, breast reduction surgery can be of help. Breasts are reduced in size by the removal of breast tissue and extra fat. This is referred to as “breast reduction” surgery. In addition to making the breasts smaller, your cosmetic surgeon can also reshape your breasts to achieve a more esthetically pleasing shape and size. Depending on the desired outcome for your procedure, your cosmetic surgeon might suggest the reduction be paired with a breast lift. These two procedures are very often paired as part of a “mommy makeover”. The result of these two paired procedures is a smaller breast size with the desired breast shape.