Over time, your breasts change shape and natural sagging can occur. This is not unlike the skin covering the rest of your body. The elasticity of all skin goes down over time, and this is not any different for the skin of your breasts. Bodyweight 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 significant loss of “perkiness” or sagging that many women want to remedy. Often times, women are still very happy 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 completed in tandem. First the excess skin is removed and then breast tissue is “tightened”. The exact areas affected and procedures that would be done to create your desired outcome will be specific to you. Your cosmetic 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 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 term for a series of procedures all done at the same time to regain the youthful appearance sometimes lost post pregnancy and breastfeeding. A mommy makeover usually consists of breast implants, a breast lift, liposuction and a tummy tuck.