What is a breast reduction? Women who suffer from overly large breasts often experience emotional and physical distress that can make normal, everyday activities very difficult. 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.