The shape of breasts alter as woman age. Just like the rest of your skin the breasts lose elasticity as you age. Weight changes can also cause changes in breast shape. Furthermore, motherhood (pregnancy and breastfeeding) are very common causes of breast shape change and breast sagging. This can result in a dramatic loss of “perkiness” or sagging that many women want to remedy. Many times, women are still very content with the overall size/shape of their breasts and are merely looking to regain the perkiness they had before. Breast lifts require two procedures to be done in tandem. First the excess skin is removed and then breast tissue is “tightened”. For a full explanation of exactly what will be required in your unique situation, you will want to speak with your cosmetic surgeon. Every woman is unique, and this means every breast lift will be unique as well. Breast lifts have grown in popularity as a minimalist alternative to more traditional breast implants. Breast lifts are often combined with tummy tucks, liposuction and breast augmentation as part of a “mommy makeover”.