Breast implants through the belly button

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Dr Dass describes scarless breast augmentation
Trans-umbilical breast augmentation (TUBA) is a technique where breast implants are placed without creating a scar on the breasts. Traditional approaches create a scar in the breast crease, around the areola, or in the armpit. With TUBA, the implants are inserted through a small incision in the belly button, or navel. The incision is placed within the umbilical hood, so that the scar is less than an inch long and is nearly imperceptible.

Breast augmentation through the navel is an ideal technique for women that have small breasts and desire saline breast implants. Silicone gel breast implants cannot be placed through the belly button. This is because saline (salt water) implants are filled at the time of surgery, whereas silicone implants come prefilled. TUBA is an excellent option for women that form poor scars, because there will be no scars on the breast. TUBA can be performed in conjunction with a tummy tuck, as part of a mommy makeover; in fact, a lot of women choose this option.

During surgery, two small tunnels are created from the umbilicus to each breast and the implant pocket is carefully created. The saline implants are rolled up and advanced into each respective pocket, and the implant is placed under the muscle. The implants are filled with IV saline fluid through fill tubes, and the fill tubes are removed. The recovery time is about 1 week.

Dr. Dass has extensive experience performing Trans-umbilical breast augmentation (TUBA) in Los Angeles, whereas few plastic surgeons offer this technique. Women from all over northern and southern California have travelled to see Dr. Dass, for his expertise in this area.

If you have been thinking about breast augmentation, but don't want a scar on your breasts, make an appointment today to see if you are a good candidate for the procedure.


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    I'm very happy I had my breasts done. I'm so much more confident now.*
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    5 Dennis Dass, MD - Reviews by Robert M


    So…I was in Los Angeles for a conference this summer and realized that I needed liposuction because I’ve been too busy with work. I decided to have it done while I was out there since Beverly Hills is the plastic surgery capital of the world. I had a consult and immediately booked Smartlipo on my belly and love handles. It was perfect because I had the weekend to recover before flying back home. Its like night and day, I’ve gone down like 4 inches on my waist and the love handles are completely gone. Two thumbs up, way up.*
  • Dennis Dass, MD
    5 Dennis Dass, MD - Reviews by Robert M


    I had to write a review for Dr Dass, because I absolutely love the results from my breast augmentation . He spent time with me and I didn’t feel rushed. Went with the Sientra implants for my piece of mind. The recovery was not as bad as I thought it was going to be, and he saw me for all of my follow-ups. I highly recommend seeing him.*
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