As we have discussed,
the obvious advantages are the lack of visible scarring on the
breasts or under the arms. However, other benefits are
also included with this surgery...
Recovery time is practically
cut in half with the Transumbilical Breast Augmentation Procedure,
even when sub-pectoral placement is chosen.
Chances of a bacterial
infection are decreased when the implants are not placed
through incisions on the breast or through the milk ducts.
Your ability to breastfeed may
be lessened due to the fact that the milk ducts are displaced during
standard incision and insertion methods; with TUBA the breast implants are inserted
fully under the breast tissue and are never placed through
them--thereby increasing your chances of providing breast milk
to your child. However implants in general may cause
lesser milk reserves due to pressure of the implant.
Tissue stress at the incisions
are of course not possible since the incisions are placed
within the navel. When incisions are placed on the
breasts, including at the mammary fold, the incision can
stretch. thin and widen.
Scars can take up to a year to
mature and should not receive any sun exposure for proper
collagen networking. This means no topless sunbathing
(or indoor tanning) until the scar is well-healed if you
have had breast augmentation via other incision techniques.
Post-operative wound care is
practically non-existent with TUBA. Even if your surgeon chooses
to place a drain in your navel it is removed within the
first few days and the incision heals rapidly thereafter.
Scar treatments are usually
Dancers may return to work as
soon as their implants drop into place and their surgeon releases
them to do so; plus there is no need to cover scars which
may remain very red for many months.
No inflammation and keloid formation at the mammary fold
which may be caused by your bra.
No prolonged pains in the armpit after trans-axillary
incisions (through the armpit). No ingrown underarm
hair in the incision lines either.
No loss of nipple sensation due to the cutting of nerves
during peri-areolar procedures.
If a patient choose to increase to very large cup size,
incision healing problems due to lack of circulation from
the extreme tightness of the breast envelope post-operatively,
are not an issue.