Transumbilical Breast Augmentation
Trans Umbilical Breast Augmentation (TUBA), or more commonly known as the Belly Button procedure, is the most innovative and novel approach in the long history of breast implant surgery. Dr. Farzaneh is proud to offer his patients transumbilical breast augmentation – a unique way to achieve larger and more beautiful breasts with minimal scarring.
Belly Button Breast
It has been a long time since a new approach has allowed a multitude of desirable additions without significant drawbacks. Endoscopic surgery has revolutionized medicine and surgery allowing operations to be performed through smaller incisions. Breast augmentation following this trend over the past years is complemented immensely by introduction of the TUBA technique. Using a very small incision through the depth of the naval and along a very narrow guide tunnel just under the skin, your implants can be placed and their position accurately verified using a telescopic camera. As knowledge is power, Dr. Farzaneh feels that educating interested patients about details of this option can alleviate misinformation surrounding this valuable practice.
What is transumbilical breast augmentation?
Transumbilical breast augmentation is an advanced technique that involves placing the breast implants through the belly button area and then inflating them to the requested size. In this way, Dr. Farzaneh creates a full and natural-looking profile that fits your body perfectly and dramatically improves your appearance.
As a technique, transumbilical breast augmentation is superior to traditional approaches in a number of ways, including:
No visible scars. Unlike traditional breast augmentation, there is no physical cut on the breast, nipple or underarm with this approach. Instead, the scars are hidden within the naval and are invisible to the naked eye.
Less risk of sensation loss. The nerves are less disturbed because the procedure doesn’t require a cut on the sensitive nipple area. Thus, your chances of losing nipple sensation are greatly reduced.
Less risk of infection. Because the incision is made far away from the implants, there is a reduced risk of an infection.
It’s an easier surgery. It’s a quick surgery with less risk of complications, minimal postoperative pain and a quick recovery period.
The obvious advantage is the minimal scar. As we progress in the field of cosmetic surgery and as the option is more available to the masses, we lean more to surgeries with less scarring and downtime. The naval scar is placed deep in the belly button and as it is tension free, does not change the shape of the naval and allows for a virtually undetectable scar even in patients with darker skin tone. This alleviates the need for any incision on the breast. The incision is so minimal that some nicknamed the procedure ” band aid breast augmentation.”
Before & After Gallery
The best way to gauge a surgeon’s skill is to view his past work. Please browse our before and after gallery, to see for yourself the dramatic results you can expect to achieve from a transumbilical breast augmentation with board certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Farzaneh.
“Thank you so much for the beautiful work you have done on me. Your professionalism and kindness has made me feel completely at ease and comfortable. I am happy with my results. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I am so much happier than I thought I would be. This has been one of the best decisions I have made, and you are, by far, the best doctor! Thank you so much Dr. Farzaneh for your attention and concern for me as your patient.”
Depending on your unique reasons for seeking transumbilical breast augmentation, your cosmetic outcomes will vary. However, here are just a few of the results that are possible if you choose to undergo surgery with one of the best breast surgeons the Inland Empire has to offer, Dr. Farzaneh:
Larger, more beautiful breasts. Women who elect to have breast augmentation surgery typically do so because they want to have larger and more beautiful breasts. As your surgeon, Dr. Farzaneh will help you determine which size and shape will best complement your appearance and achieve the overall look you desire.
Breasts that fit your body perfectly. No matter what size and shape you ultimately choose, you can be assured that your breasts will look and feel as though they belong on your body.
Rounder, fuller breasts. In addition to achieving an enhanced size, many women choose to undergo breast augmentation to create their ideal breast shape – which is often round, full and naturally perky.
Breasts restored to their pre-pregnancy state. There is no question that pregnancy and breastfeeding can have a dramatic effect on the appearance of your breasts, causing them to sag and become smaller and misshapen. When this occurs, Dr. Farzaneh will add the perfect amount of volume to recreate the perky breasts you had before giving birth.
Symmetrical breasts. It’s common for women to have some asymmetry among their breasts, with one being larger, smaller or of a different shape. In these cases, a breast augmentation with Dr. Farzaneh is an excellent way to achieve a balanced and perfectly symmetrical chest.
Natural breasts. Regardless of the specific size and shape you desire, Dr. Farzaneh will make sure your surgical plan creates larger, fuller breasts that look and feel completely natural – so no one will be able to tell a breast augmentation was ever performed.
From Dr. Farzaneh
The highly unique instruments specially manufactured for this technique allow me to implement my artistic vision to produce a natural breast shape, acceptable symmetry and create the desirable cleavage. The use of a telescopic camera allows for absolute precision in positioning of the implant. The correct dissection plane leaves the natural breast tissue minimally affected, which reduces the risk of breast feeding issues in the future. The implants are then skillfully and gently directed just under the skin along a safe plane and then positioned predictably under or above the muscle behind your natural breast. Your implants are very accurately filled to the desired size.
The path for placement shortly heals without visible tracts providing a quick return to normal activity. There is also no need for sharp cutting or burning of the breast tissue which minimizes bleeding and need for drains, post-procedure numbness and more tangibly reduces bruising, swelling and allows for shorter and easier recovery.
Naval piercing, if present, is left undisturbed and the naval ring is sterilized and replaced at the conclusion of the surgery.
In skilled hands this approach allows for natural and predictable results through a very small hidden incision. As with most unique and highly specialized surgical techniques, this operation is not offered by many surgeons performing breast aesthetic surgery.
Although I perform implant surgery through all available incision options, I believe that patients, as part of their consultation, should be offered accurate information on this highly successful alternative.
Thousands of patients who are appropriate candidates have taken advantage of this highly effective technique to achieve their natural and beautiful cosmetic results.
No matter if it is enlargement, elevation, or a combination of the two, I perform breast enhancement with safety and precision.
Are you a candidate for transumbilical breast augmentation?
As with all of his cosmetic procedures, Dr. Farzaneh determines transumbilical breast augmentation candidacy on an individual basis, following a thorough discussion of the patient’s cosmetic goals, concerns and desires. With that said, ideal candidates for this surgery are generally:
- In good overall health.
- At a stable and ideal body weight.
- Without any medical conditions that may impair healing or increase surgery risk.
- Realistic in their expectations of surgery.
In addition, candidates for transumbilical breast augmentation surgery should want to enhance their breasts by correcting any of the following characteristics:
- Breasts that have lost shape and volume due to pregnancy, weight loss or the natural aging process.
- Breasts that are too small.
- Breasts that appear empty.
- Breasts that are asymmetrical.
- Breasts that have not developed normally and are malformed in some way.
While these general guidelines are helpful, please note that the only way to know for sure if you are a candidate for transumbilical breast augmentation is to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Farzaneh today.
Transumbilical Breast Augmentation Recovery
Recovery time for each individual can vary, but typically ranges from 1 to 2 weeks. After undergoing transumbilical breast augmentation surgery with Dr. Farzaneh, you’ll be given his personal cell phone number so that you can contact him at anytime with questions or concerns.