What is a breast reduction? January 25, 2023 Women who suffer from overly large breasts often experience emotional and physical distress that can make normal, everyday activities very difficult. In Houston breast reduction is a popular cosmetic surgery that removes excess skin and glandular tissue from the breasts to create smaller breasts that better suit the patient’s frame and lifestyle. Houston board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Cara Downey and Dr. Jamal Bullocks, have performed hundreds of breast reduction surgeries throughout their career. The results of a breast reduction are long-lasting, have the potential to be permanent, and leave women with newfound physical and emotional comfort.