Beverly Hills Transumbilical Breast Augmentation (TUBA)

Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Santa Monica and Los Angeles, California

Consultation: 30 min

Procedure: 1 1/2 Hours

Recovery: 1 Week

Duration of Results: Permanent

Anesthesia: General

Breast augmentation is the most common cosmetic surgical procedure performed in the United States. The TUBA, or Transumbilical Breast Augmentation technique (Belly Button Breast Augmentation, Scarless Breast Augmentation), involves placement of breast implants through the belly button area. Traditionally breast augmentation is performed though incisions in the fold under the breast or around the areola. However with surgical advancement, it is possible to insert saline breast implants thought an incision in the belly button. Transumbilical Breast Augmentation (TUBA) also commonly called Belly Button Breast Augmentation, is a type of breast enhancement cosmetic surgery. This is an alternative technique employed to achieve the desired results of breast augmentation with several advantages and few disadvantages.

Beverly Hills Breast Surgeon Specializing in Transumbilical (TUBA), Belly Button Breast Augmentation

David Mashhadian, MD, FACS is one of the few surgeons serving the Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, and Southern California area to perform this amazing procedure. Patients travel from Calabasas, Encino, Thousand Oaks, Inland Empire, Rancho Cucamonga, and nation wide to receive treatment for this amazing scarless procedure. Transumbilical Breast Augmentation is done by making a small incision in the inner folds of the belly button. A slender instrument is then guided under the skin from the navel area to the area behind the breast tissue or under the muscle. A tissue expander is then guided into the area. This expander creates a pocket where the saline implant will be placed. Once the size and location of the pocket is created an empty saline implant is placed into this pocket. The implant is then filled with a sterile saline solution to the desired size. The belly button incision is closed up with dissolvable stitches.

If you are ready to see how Transumbilical Breast Augmentation can enhance your appearance, please call 310-652-4500 today.

Advantages of Transumbilical (TUBA), Belly Button Breast Augmentation from Rodeo Surgical Art

  • No visible scars. NO incision made on the nipple, breast or the armpit.
  • Less chance of sensation loss, less risk of nerve damage in the area.
  • Less chance of infection.
  • Less interruption of normal breast tissue, preserve breast feeding.
  • Faster recovery, and less pain.

Recovery After Transumbilical (TUBA), Belly Button Breast Augmentation

After the Transumbilical Breast Augmentation procedure is completed, the patient’s chest and abdomen is wrapped with pressure bandage. The next day the bandages are removing by Dr. Mashhadian and the patient is allowed to shower.  Dr. Mashhadian discourages patients from wearing under wire bra and push-up type bras until the implants have had adequate time to settle. Dr. Mashhadian advises patients to take it easy for the next few weeks, though most are able to resume normal activity levels within this time.

Be sure to discuss all the alternative surgical options with Beverly Hills breast augmentation surgeon Dr. Mashhadian. You are welcomed to Request a consultation online, or call 310-652-4500 to speak to our amazing staff, we will make your experience at Rodeo Surgical Art first class.

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Dr. Mashhadian and Rodeo Surgical Art proudly serve patients from Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, and surrounding California communities.


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