As with all skin on the human body, it loses elasticity over time. This loss in elasticity of the breast skin results in a change in shape. They might also change due to breastfeeding, pregnancy, and weight changes. The result are breasts that have lost their previous perky shape. Many women are happy with the size and shape of their former breasts and merely want back their youthful shape. This is accomplished with a breast lift that works in two ways. First extra skin is removed and then the breast tissue is tightened. For a complete explanation of exactly what will be needed in your unique situation, you will want to talk with your cosmetic surgeon. Each woman is unique, and this means every breast lift will be unique as well. Breast lifts become more popular as a minimalist alternative to more traditional breast implants. The surgery is also often offered in addition to tummy tucks as part of a mommy makeover.