Also called a mastopexy, a breast lift raises the breast by removing excess skin causing drooping. The breast is reshaped to create a more uplifted and tight appearance. The procedure can also serve to reduce areola size which has previously increased with age and weight gain. A breast lift is often chosen by patients who have significant loss of elasticity and firmness due to drastic changes in weight, pregnancy and aging. For patients who wish to not only firm and tighten the area but increase breast size the use of an implant can be considered.