As with all skin on the human body, it’s elasticity lowers over time. This loss in elasticity of the breast skin results in a change in shape. Changes in breast shape and “perkiness” can also be effected by pregnancy, breastfeeding and also changes in bodyweight. The result are breasts that have lost their former perkiness. Many times, women are still very happy with the overall size/shape of their breasts and are merely looking to regain the perkiness they previously had. Breast lifts need two procedures to be performed together. First the excess skin is removed and then breast tissue is “tightened”. Your cosmetic surgeon will discuss what exact areas would be involved to give you the shape you want. Breast lifts become more popular as a minimalist alternative to more traditional breast augmentation. Breast lifts are often combined with tummy tucks, liposuction and breast augmentation as part of a “mommy makeover”.