TUBA Breast Augmentation
Transumbilical Breast Augmentation, or TUBA, is a new endoscopic breast enhancement technique offered by Hedden Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, Alabama. TUBA is currently the least invasive method of breast augmentation, affording our patients with larger, shapelier breasts and a quick and comfortable recovery.
TUBA – also called Belly Button Breast Augmentation – is rapidly becoming the technique of choice for many women who desire larger breasts to enhance and balance the contours of their body. Alabama board-certified plastic surgeon William J. Hedden, M.D., has performed hundreds of TUBA procedures for patients from Alabama, other parts of the country and all over the world. Dr. Hedden has performed more TUBA procedures then any plastic surgeon in the state.
Dr. Hedden performs TUBA procedures at the fully-accredited Outpatient Surgery Center of Hedden Plastic Surgery. Using an endoscope – a small tube fitted with a camera – the breast implants are tunneled beneath the skin of the abdomen from a tiny incision at the belly button. The abdominal skin is more elastic than skin in the breasts area. We have never had any evidence of track marks in the abdomen which have not gone away.
Learn much more about Birmingham, Alabama Transumbilical Breast Augmentation at our TUBA Scarless Breast Augmentation website.
The breast implants can be placed partially under the muscle or over the muscle before being filled with saline solution. Saline breast implants are available in different sizes, shapes and styles – your choices are thoroughly addressed at your consultation.
After TUBA breast augmentation, patients can return to their home or hotel room on the same day. Many of our patients have even gone out to dinner the first evening.
The transumbilical (belly button) incision can also be used to exchange the breast implants if desired by the patient to go larger or to replace a deflated implant.
In addition to TUBA, Dr. Hedden also performs Transabdominoplasty Breast Augmentation (TABA). TABA is often chosen by women who have completed childbearing and want to enhance their figure with a tummy tuck and breast augmentation. Like TUBA, TABA helps to avoid scars on or near the breasts by using the same incision as the abdominoplasty and does not add significantly to the time in surgery.