Over time, your breasts change shape and natural sagging can happen. This is not unlike the skin covering the rest of your body. The elasticity of all skin goes down over time, and this is no different for the skin of your breasts. Weight changes can also cause changes in breast shape. Additionally, motherhood (pregnancy and breastfeeding) are very common causes of breast shape change and breast sagging. The result are breasts that lack their former perkiness. Many women are happy with the size and shape of their former breasts and simply want back their youthful shape. Breast lifts need two procedures to be performed in tandem. First the excess skin is removed and then breast tissue is “tightened”. The specific areas affected and procedures that would be performed to reach your desired result will be specific to you. Your plastic surgeon will be able to explain this to you in full. Breast lifts have grown in popularity as a less dramatic alternative to more traditional breast implants. You might be familiar with the term “mommy makeover” as this procedure has grown in popularity over the 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 usually consists of breast augmentation, a breast lift, liposuction and a tummy tuck.