Increasing the size of a woman’s breasts is not the only reason for undertaking breast surgery Many women find their breast size to be uncomfortably large. This can result in physical and emotional hardship and is easily correct. Breast reduction surgery reduces 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 create a more esthetically pleasing shape and size. Depending on the desired outcome for your procedure, your cosmetic surgeon may suggest the reduction be paired with a breast lift. The result would be a reduced size and entirely different shape. The surgery is also commonly performed as part of a mommy makeover.