Scarless or transumbilical Breast Augmentation, or TUBA, is an advanced endoscopic technique to enhance the size and shape of the breasts. TUBA breast augmentation leaves a scar at the rim of the navel that is virtually undetectable and no scars in the breast area. The procedure is less invasive and requires less recovery time than other breast augmentation methods.
Transumbilical Breast Augmentation (TUBA) or Endoscopic Breast Augmentation (EBAM) is a new approach for scarless enhancement of the breasts. Traditionally, breast implants have been inserted through incisions on the breasts or close by - around the nipple-areola complex, in the fold underneath the breast, or the armpit. Now, with the use of endoscopic technology, breast implants can be inserted through the belly button, leaving no scars on the breast or the body. No one has to know that you have had augmentation but you.In addition to eliminating scars on or near the breasts, this method allows both breast implants to be placed through a single incision. TUBA was pioneered by Dr Gerald Johnson in 1991. Trained by Dr Gerald Johnson, Orange County Plastic Surgery has extensive experience with TUBA. About half of Orange County Plastic Surgery's patients are suitable candidates for the TUBA procedure and complete their breast augmentation through the umbilicus. This procedure can only be performed with the use of saline implants. However, the implants can be placed over or under the chest muscles. Typically, Orange County Plastic Surgery prefers submuscular placement of the saline implants to provide additional tissue coverage of the implants.