The goal of breast reduction surgery is to give a woman’s breast a better size and shape in proportion to the rest of her body. Patients seeing to reduce their breast size frequently suffer from physical symptoms caused by the excessive weight of large breasts. Back and neck pain, indentations in the shoulders from bra straps, and skin irritation may be some of the symptoms of women with large pendulous breasts. Breast reduction usually can solve these problems as well as improve the size and shape of your breasts. Breasts can be made smaller, firmer and lighter by removing fat, glandular tissue, and skin. The size of the dark area around the nipple (areola) can also be surgically reduced. Following breast reduction, your breasts will be more proportional to the rest of your body, and clothes will fit better.