This is a procedure performed on women with significantly large breasts which may be the cause of certain medical problems including back and neck pain, and others. Larger breasts can also lead to bra straps leaving indentations on the shoulders. Breast reduction involves removing fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts. As a result, the breasts are smaller, lighter and firmer. It can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. The procedure is designed to give the woman smaller, better-shaped breasts that are more in proportion with the rest of her body.