The shape of breasts alter as woman age. Just like the rest of your skin the breasts lose elasticity as you age. Changes in breast shape and “perkiness” can also be effected by pregnancy, breastfeeding and also changes in weight. Sagging and an overall loss of perkiness can be the outcome. Many women are happy with the size and shape of their former breasts and merely want back their youthful shape. This is achieved with a breast lift that works in two ways. First excess skin is removed and then the breast tissue is tightened. For a complete explanation of exactly what will be needed in your specific situation, you’ll want to speak with your plastic surgeon. Every woman is unique, and this means each breast lift will be unique to you. The popularity of breast lifts has grown quite a bit over recent years. This less dramatic surgery can assist in achieving that youthful breast appearance without the need for more traditional breast augmentation. Breast lifts are commonly combined with tummy tucks, liposuction and breast augmentation as part of a “mommy makeover”.