Increasing the size of a woman’s breasts is not the only reason for undertaking breast surgery Many women experience physical and/or emotional hardship because of their uncomfortably large breasts. Breast reduction surgery lowers the size of breasts by removing fat and breast tissue. Cosmetic surgeons also reshape the breast creating the shape and size that best fits your body. Breast reduction surgery is often combined with a breast lift. These two procedures are very often paired as part of a “mommy makeover”. The result of these two combined procedures is a smaller breast size with the desired breast shape.