Scarless Breast Augmentation
A Discreet Way to Enjoy Fuller Breasts
Despite the popularity of breast enhancement surgeries, one of the most common concerns of women looking to get their breasts enlarged is the possible visible scarring. Not only is it a huge turn-off, but it can also taint their beautiful results after surgery.
Fortunately, breast augmentation advancements have allowed for the development of scarless or transumbilical breast augmentation (TUBA), a technique that lets you enjoy a scar-free breast enhancement.
Continue reading this article to discover a discreet way to increase your breast volume without visible scars around the breasts.
What is Transumbilical Breast Augmentation?
Traditionally, breast augmentation is done by inserting breast implants through incisions surrounding the breasts – around the nipple-areola complex, in the breast crease, or the armpit.
But with transumbilical breast augmentation, you can have your breast implants inserted via endoscopic technology through your belly button.
Also known as endoscopic breast augmentation, TUBA uses an endoscope – a tube with a light and camera attached to it – so that your surgeon can view the inner breasts from the umbilicus without the need for a breast incision.
Hence, it doesn’t produce visible scars around or near the breasts. Instead, it allows both breast implants (saline only) to be inserted using a single incision within the umbilicus.
Even though it’s not entirely scarless, you can still wear the skimpiest of bikinis, and no one could tell that you had your breasts enlarged!
Since 2007, Dr. Agha has performed hundreds of transumbilical breast augmentations both in a subglandular and a submuscular plane. After all, he trained under Dr. Gerald Johnson himself, who pioneered transumbilical breast augmentation in October 1991.
However, take note that this procedure can only be performed using saline breast implants.
What are the Advantages of TUBA?
If you’re thinking of getting breast augmentation with saline implants, you may want to consider TUBA because of the following benefits:
You don’t have to worry about getting a scar around your breasts.
With TUBA, you’ll only have a single discreet scar deep within your navel that’s hidden from view. That’s why it’s called the scarless breast augmentation technique.
Because it doesn’t necessitate an incision around the breasts, it does not cause a lot of breast trauma. It doesn’t disrupt the abdominal muscles even if the implants are inserted through a low-lying abdominal incision.
In fact, you can combine TUBA with a tummy tuck as the former uses the same tummy tuck incision to increase your breasts’ volume. This way, you get two procedures using a single incision.
And due to the lack of breast incisions, there is also less risk of injuring the nipples and breasts’ sensory nerves that may affect sensation and breastfeeding.
The fact that it’s minimally invasive means there isn’t a lot of bleeding involved in TUBA. In fact, studies show that the bleeding associated with TUBA is less than 0.5%.
Shorter Duration and Faster Recovery
Because of TUBA’s nature, it has a short operation time of about one hour and doesn’t require as much anesthesia as other breast enhancement procedures.
It’s also not as painful, so you can recover pretty quickly.
How Does Dr. Agha Perform TUBA?
During your consultation, Dr. Agha will determine if you’re a good candidate for transumbilical breast augmentation. Typically, anyone who is unhappy with their small or disproportionate breasts can get TUBA.
However, it isn’t advisable for those with an abdominal hernia or have undergone extensive abdominal operations.
Once Dr. Agha clears you for TUBA, here’s how he will perform the procedure:
Before your surgery, Dr. Agha marks areas of your skin as a guide for implant pocket dissection and the path that the endoscope will follow.
Learn More About Breast Augmentation at Orange County and Los Angeles
As a form of breast enhancement surgery, transumbilical breast augmentation has the same risks, recovery details, and results as traditional breast augmentation.