This is a breast life surgery. Over the years, factors such as pregnancy, nursing and the force of gravity take their toll on a woman's breasts. As the skin loses its elasticity, the breasts often lose their shape and firmness and begin to sag. Breast lift is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape the breasts (at least for a time). If your breasts are small or have lost volume (for example from pregnancy) breast implants inserted in conjunction with mastopexy can increase both their firmness and their size.