This procedure requires your doctor to have a large experience, as the lift removes skin to tighten the breast, and the augmentation stretches the skin with the implant. Dr. Yager finds that this operation can dramatically improve breast aesthetics in a single one to two hour surgery, allowing recovery to be shortened.
Sometimes the only incision is around the areola, and we can reduce the size of the areola at the same time. Sometimes a small vertical line from the areola to the chest is needed (the lollipop incision), and occasionally a horizontal incision under the fold of the breast is used when a lot of skin must be removed. On your consultation, we can determine which the most appropriate surgery is for you, and show you before and after pictures to see what is possible. By discussing all the options, and carefully questioning our patients as to their expectations, we find more and more that the APEX leads to a happier and more satisfied patient.