As explained earlier, TUBA (transumbilical breast augmentation) is a different method of augmenting a woman’s breasts that avoids making incisions anywhere near the chest. Experienced cosmetic surgeons like Dr. Haiavy and Dr. Tower are able to place breast implants using an advanced endoscopic approach for a less invasive surgery that leaves almost no scars.
Alright, so how does the TUBA breast procedure even work?
With traditional breast augmentation surgeries, your cosmetic surgeon will normally make an incision beneath the crease of your breast or around the areola in order to place your breast implant. These breast enhancement methods have been known to provide women with natural-looking results with incision lines and scars fading over time.
However, many women want to avoid any scarring around the breasts but still want the life-changing results of a breast augmentation. With new innovations thanks to endoscopic surgery, Dr. Haiavy and Dr. Tower are able to place saline breast implants without any incisions around the breasts or nipples with TUBA.
The TUBA Procedure Difference
TUBA, also known as belly button breast augmentation, instead consists of a small incision made within the navel. Dr. Haiavy will make either a J or C-shaped incision through which a saline breast implant can be moved into your breast using an endoscope. An endoscope is a long, flexible tube with a lit camera on the end that Dr. Haiavy can use to guide the implant into place. The saline implant can then filled to the size discussed during your consultation as it is with any other augmentation procedure.