One of the main reasons many women avoid breast augmentation is because of the scarring. Many are specifically getting breast implants because they are unhappy with themselves when they look in the mirror, and find it much too easy to point out their own flaws. Unfortunately, scarring can sometimes be seen in the same light, so even though they are more satisfied with their breasts, they may not enjoy seeing the scars on a regular basis.
Most scars fade, which is why even if you are afraid of scarring, a breast implant close to the breast tissue may still be in your best interests, especially if you are not prone to serious scarring. But if you are someone that often struggles with self-doubt, and is prone to more significant scarring, you may want to consider what’s known as a TUBA breast augmentation – a form of scarless breast augmentation performed by Dr. Agha at our Newport Beach plastic surgeon offices in Orange County.
Transumbilical Breast Augmentation in Orange County
The term “TUBA” refers to Transumbilical Breast Augmentation, which is where the breast implant is brought into the body through the belly button, so that there is no visible scarring on in the breast area and little if any scarring visible near the belly button.
Developed by Dr. Gerald Johnson, who trained Dr. Siamak Agha, the scarless breast implant procedure uses endoscopic technology to insert the breast implant – always a saline implant, in the case of TUBA – through the umbilicus (belly button) into the proper place in the chest area. This allows the implant to be correctly pushed into the breast without any scarring at or near the chest.
Advantages of TUBA Breast Implants
The primary benefit of TUBA breast augmentation is the ability to avoid scarring near the breasts. Though some scarring can be present around the belly button, that scarring tends to fade quickly and hide inside of the belly button so no visible scarring will be present. Additional advantages include:
Faster Healing Time
Less Chance of Breast Tissue and Nerve Damage
There also tends to be much less bleeding, and possibly fewer complications as a result.
Are You a Good Candidate for TUBA Breast Augmentation in Orange County?
In the hands of a skilled surgeon, the TUBA breast augmentation is a safer, simpler process that can result in the breasts you have always wanted. You are limited to the types of breast implants available, so if you were hoping for another type of implant, you may have to choose a different procedure. But for those that were considering a saline implant anyway, are in good health and want to avoid scarring, the TUBA breast augmentation may be your best choice. Contact us today to find out more.