Increasing the size of a woman’s breasts is not the only reason for having breast surgery Some women experience physical and/or emotional hardship due to 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 a step further. Your plastic surgeon can also reshape your breasts. This allows you to not only get a smaller breast size, but also to get your goal breast shape as well. In some cases, your cosmetic surgeon will suggest you have a breast lift completed in combination with your breast reduction surgery. These two procedures are very often paired as part of a “mommy makeover”. The outcome of these two paired procedures is a smaller breast size with the desired breast shape.