Breast tissue starts to lose elasticity from the age of 30. At the same time, the glandular and fatty tissue shrinks, making the breast look loose and saggy.
Pregnancies, breast-feeding and weight loss, can exaggerate this appearance.
The aim of the operation is to lift and reshape the breast. This is done by first removing the excess skin and then transplanting the nipple higher, similar to the breast reduction procedure.
Alternatively, a combination of tissue removal and an implant can also be a suitable way of achieving a desirable surgical outcome.