Increasing the size of a woman’s breasts is not the only reason for undertaking 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 called “breast reduction” surgery. Breast reduction can go a step further. Your cosmetic surgeon can also reshape the breasts. This make it possible to not only achieve a smaller breast size, but also to get your goal breast shape as well. Breast reduction surgery is many times combined with a breast lift. The outcome would be a reduced size and entirely different shape. The procedure is also often performed as part of a mommy makeover.