Women have a right to expect breast implants that provide them with the best results and less scarring. In the past 50 years, there have been significant advancements in techniques and methods for breast implants.
Today, Transumbilical Breast Augmentation, or “TUBA”, emerged at the forefront of cosmetic surgery. We offer this innovative approach to women living in McAllen, Brownsville, the Rio Grande Valley, and all of South Texas.
What Is TUBA?
The use of the TUBA technique for breast augmentation involves insertion through a small incision in the navel, which means it leaves no scars surrounding the breasts, unlike other methods.
Although formally called Transumbilical Breast Augmentation, most of our patients prefer to call this technique the “Belly Button Boob Job™”. This procedure is quick, recovery is fast, minimal bleeding, less breast trauma than with traditional approaches, and leaves no scars.
Is TUBA Right For Me?
During your consultation with us, you will have an opportunity to discuss your goals and expectations. We will assess your breasts to ensure that you are a proper candidate for a Belly Button Boob Job™ and help you decide which implant size, shape, and approach is best for you.
We will take a detailed history of your general health status and any pre-existing risk factors that could affect your surgical may go wrong. An assessment of the quality and quantity of your existing breast tissue will be made in order to determine the proper choice of breast implant and technique.
When you come to the clinic, your breast will be measured in detail, so that any pre-existing breast asymmetry can be detected. An ideal candidate for TUBA is a patient with minimal breast asymmetry and minimal sagging or ptosis of the breasts. Over time, Dr. Rodriguez has advanced his TUBA techniques, allowing him to offer more patients this state-of-the-art procedure.
How Is A Belly Button Boob Job™ Performed?
TUBA is typically performed in a surgical outpatient setting and with light anesthesia, therefore there is no pain or discomfort during the surgery. A vertical incision is made somewhere around the belly button, where the surgery takes place.
With custom-designed slender instruments, a tunnel is created under the skin from the belly button to the breasts. A careful technique is required while creating pockets for implants in your breast muscles.
The implants are then rolled tightly and inserted into the newly created pockets and filled with sterile saline from an IV bag through soft plastic tubes. Once we confirm a symmetrical result, the fill tubes are removed and the navel incision is closed using buried dissolvable sutures.
You will be sent home from surgery a few hours later and most patients return to work within three days. Click here for more details of our 24-Hour Recovery after Breast Augmentation. The Belly Button Boob Job™ can also be combined with a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) for a “Single Scar” Mommy Makeover procedure. We use the term “Single Scar” because we are avoiding any scars on the breast! In addition, combining the Belly Button Boob Job™ with a tummy tuck allows us to use silicone implants instead of saline! Silicone implants, which are pre-filled, cannot be placed through the belly button.
We can also perform a Belly Button Boob Job™ combined with a tummy tuck, which transforms it into a Trans-Abdominoplasty Silicone Breast Augmentation (TASBA). With TASBA we are able to combine the benefits of TUBA by placing silicone implants in the subpectoral space.
Why Choose Us For TUBA?
If you have been considering breast augmentation, the first step is to schedule a consultation at our Edinburg clinic. This will allow us the opportunity to understand your concerns and expectations, assess your breasts, and help you decide which implant size, shape, and approach is best for you. Dr. Filiberto Rodriguez is one of only a few surgeons nationwide who performs TUBA (Belly Button Boob Job™).
With any cosmetic surgery, it is crucial that you choose a board-certified surgeon. Dr. Filiberto Rodriguez has double-board certification for cosmetic surgery and is one of the most experienced surgeons in the Rio Grande Valley. His patients give high patient satisfaction ratings on sites like Google and Yelp.
When you’re considering a procedure, take the time to meet and ask your surgeon about their before and after photos. We believe that, if done correctly, transumbilical breast implants can be a great option for making you feel more confident and attractive! To get all the low-down on this procedure just, contact our offices to schedule a consultation. We proudly serve individuals living in Brownsville, Harlingen, Pharr, Edinburg, McAllen, Mission, the Rio Grande Valley, and all of South Texas.