As with all skin on the human body, it loses elasticity as time passes. This loss in elasticity of the breast skin results in an altered shape. Weight changes can also cause changes in breast shape. Additionally, motherhood (pregnancy and breastfeeding) are very common causes of breast shape change or breast sagging. This can result in a dramatic loss of “perkiness” or sagging that a large number of women want to reverse. Often times, women are still very content with the overall size/shape of their breasts and are only looking to regain the perkiness they had before. Breast lifts require two procedures to be completed together. First the excess skin is removed and then breast tissue is “tightened”. The exact areas affected and procedures that would be performed to create your desired result will be specific to you. Your cosmetic surgeon will be able to explain this to you fully. The popularity of breast lifts has grown quite a bit over the years. This more minimalist surgery can help achieve that youthful breast appearance without the need for more traditional breast augmentation. You may be familiar with the term “mommy makeover” as this group of surgeries has grown in popularity over recent years. A mommy makeover is a name for a series of surgeries all completed at the same time to regain the youthful look often times lost after pregnancy and breastfeeding. A mommy makeover commonly consists of breast implants, a breast lift, liposuction and a tummy tuck.