Correction of breast ptosis (sagging) is called a mastopexy. Pregnancy, breast-feeding, gravity, or normal loss of skin elasticity in aging can affect the shape and firmness of the breasts. Surgical techniques are used to raise the position of the nipple and correct the droopiness of breasts. Size and shape the areola (pigmented part around the nipple) can be improved with this surgery. Women who are generally satisfied with the size of their breasts can have a breast lift to raise and firm them, resulting in a more youthful breast contour. Some patients may have lost a significant amount of breast volume over time, and in such cases, implants can be inserted in conjunction with a breast lift.