Breast augmentation has been around since the 1950s. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), “breast augmentation is the second most popular cosmetic procedure among women, following liposuction.” It is estimated that more than 300,000 women have breast implants each year in the United States.
With the advent of new breast augmentation techniques, women no longer have to settle for scars in their breasts when having surgery. These advances allow them to look good and feel confident with a natural-looking bustline after they’ve had work done on it.
TUBA (Transumbilical Breast Augmentation) allows women to enjoy completely scar-free and an extremely discreet and almost invisible scar. A premier surgeon like Dr. Mashhadian performs this method which has minimal risk of complications making it well understood by surgeons as safe for the majority of patients who choose to have surgery with them.
The number of transumbilical breast augmentations (“TUBA”) has increased significantly over the last several years due to the lower risk of complications associated with this less invasive procedure.
But what does transumbilical breast augmentation mean? What are its benefits, and does it have any downtime?
What is Transumbilical Breast Augmentation?
Transumbilical breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery technique in which saline-filled breast implants are inserted through an incision near the belly button. Dr. David Mashhadian of Rodeo Surgical Art is one of the most experienced transumbilical breast augmentation surgeons.
How is Transumbilical Breast Augmentation Performed?
At Rodeo Surgical Art, Dr. Mashhadian will administer general anesthesia to you to ensure your comfort and safety during surgery. The only incision made throughout this process runs vertically from below the navel to above it for him to access tissue, inside which he inserts an implant through a tunneling mechanism once it’s inserted into its final position within your breast mound, achieving optimal results with minimal scarring afterward.
Dr. Mashhadian will gradually extend the incision to 4 cm to confirm each advancement lies directly above the fascia, ensuring patient safety and making it easier for him during surgery.
Afterward, he’ll insert an obturator with a tube into this tunnel after removing his initial tools, then check to make sure no leaks are present before introducing tissue expanders through the empty canal of your breast pocket using an intravenous bag filled with saline solution.
As the expander is filled, Dr. Mashhadian can use manual pressure externally to ensure a highly satisfying result for you.
Adjustments are made to the tissue expander’s volume, and each patient is evaluated in a nearly upright position. Finally, an intravenous bag introduces the implant into the canal while saline solution fills it up. Air that entered during this process is suctioned out of there before closing with absorbable sutures for better healing.
What are the Benefits of Transumbilical Breast Augmentation?
While many women may see the absence of scars as a significant advantage to consider a TUBA procedure. Some additional benefits make the technique worthwhile. These include:
- Lower rates of capsular contracture compared to other procedures
- Small incisions lead to fewer problems, such as bleeding and infections
- Quick recovery
- It does not require an incision on the nipple, armpit, or breasts
- Decreased rate of infection
What is Recovery from Transumbilical Breast Augmentation Like?
After your transumbilical breast augmentation at Rodeo Surgical Art, Dr. Mashhadian will remove your pressure bandages and advise you not to wear under-wire or push-up bras until your implants have had adequate time to settle.
Through a cutting-edge technique called RECOVERY EXL, Dr. Mashhadian allows his patients to enjoy their surgery recovery more than any other surgeon in the business today. This unique combination of medications and surgical incisions results in faster cases for clients looking to rejoin life’s daily activities after breast augmentation.
Am I a Good Candidate for Transumbilical Breast Augmentation?
A transumbilical breast augmentation procedure is a type of breast augmentation that uses saline implants. To get the best results, candidates must be in good health without any history of complications or bleeding.
They also have to quit smoking for several weeks before and after their surgery if they are smokers because it reduces blood flow which can lead to riskier surgeries with higher complication rates.
Women who wish to get this procedure should not only want larger breasts but feel comfortable having them done through an implant material (saline) rather than naturally larger ones like fatty tissues from other parts of your body such as hips or thighs. Women over 18 years old would likely benefit most since natural growth has stopped by then..
TUBA is the perfect solution for women who want to avoid scarring in their breast area post-surgery.
Like any procedure, you need to schedule an appointment with Dr. Mashhadian to discuss your options.