SCARLESS BREAST IMPLANTS UTAH
TUBA BREAST IMPLANTS
Sometimes called the “scarless” or “belly button approach” to breast augmentation, TUBA has been used to improve cosmetic results and reduce recovery time. Dr. Wade is one of the few physicians in Utah, that is specially trained in the technique formally known as transumbilical breast augmentation (TUBA).
The endoscopic technique used for the procedure means a shorter surgery time and less bleeding during the procedure, as well as a shorter recovery and a smaller, practically invisible scar. Other benefits of the “scarless approach” are fewer complications during and after the procedure and lower risk of losing sensation in your nipples. This simpler approach results in less damage to the breast tissue, an important consideration for women who may want to breastfeed in the future.
The scarless method of breast augmentation is performed by making a small incision is on the inside edge of your navel. A tunnel is then created through the subcutaneous fat that rests above your abdominal muscles, and a pocket is made in your breast area for the implant. The empty implant is connected to a special filling tube and pushed through the tunnel to the pocket before being filled with sterile saline solution. The valve on the implant is designed to seal completely when the fill tube is removed. The incision is closed with only a few internal absorbent sutures, which do not need to be removed and no drains are needed.
ADVANTAGES OF THE SCARLESS TUBA METHOD
Besides the obvious esthetic benefit of the lack of visible scarring on the breasts or under the arms, other benefits are also included with this surgery…
- Faster recovery times due to less tissue damage
- Increased chances of providing breast milk compared to other implants
- Less incisions
- Less Post-procedure wound care is needed with TUBA.
- Scar treatments are usually not necessary.
- No inflammation and keloid formation at the mammary fold which may be caused by your bra
- No prolonged pains in the armpit typically present with trans-axillary incisions (through the armpit)
- No loss of nipple sensation due to the cutting of nerves during peri-areolar procedures.
BREAST IMPLANT SIZES
Although we stress to stay with a natural and moderate implant size, breast implants are measured in cubic centimeters or cc3—the higher the number, the larger the implant. Most implants can hold at least 400 cc’s of filler (sometimes more), and about every 150 to 200 ccs equates to an increase of approximately one to one-and-a-half cup sizes. To determine the ideal implant size for you, the width of your breast needs to be taken into consideration.
HOW MUCH DO BREAST IMPLANTS COST?
Pricing for a transumbilical breast augmentation will depend on a number of different issues. At your initial consultation, we will review all of your pricing and options. Typically we around $4000.