The goal of breast surgery is not always to make breasts larger. Many women experience physical and/or emotional distress due to their uncomfortably large breasts. Breast reduction surgery lowers the size of breasts by removing fat and breast tissue. In addition to making your breasts smaller, your cosmetic surgeon will often also reshape your breasts to achieve a more esthetically pleasing shape and size. Depending on the goals for your procedure, your plastic surgeon may suggest 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.