Transumbilical Breast Augmentation (TUBA) Dallas
This is a procedure that gained very limited popularity in the late 1990s and to this day is practiced by only a few providers. Very few board-certified plastic surgeons think this is a good approach due to the trauma to the tissues and implants, as well as because of the uncertainty of the positioning of the inframammary fold and the difficulty controlling whether the implant ends up above or below the muscle. We mention this procedure mainly for completeness and to say that in my experience of several thousand breast augmentations, I don’t think this is a good operation at this time and feel strongly that there is always a better way to accomplish a balanced, pretty result with a minimal scar.
Following your breast augmentation, the care needed on the incision site is very simple. The armpit incision needs daily washing with some peroxide and antibiotic ointment for about a week. Typically a strap, similar to an Ace bandage, is placed over the top part of the augmented breasts for the first week or so. This is to help with healing and also minimize swelling. After having breast augmentation, you can expect to be able to return to work within a few days, and you can expect to return to a full exercise routine in less than a month. Engaging in extremely aggressive exercise could require a little more time before you are at a peak performance level.
There are several approaches to breast augmentation and which one is right for you, depends on many factors. If you are considering breast implants come in for a free consultation so you will know your options. This gives you the opportunity to discuss your needs and desired results with Dr. Wallace and to get the answers to your questions. Our friendly staff is waiting to take your call, many of which have had cosmetic procedures done and are willing to share their experiences with you. So don’t wait, call us today.