It’s that time of year again when San Diegans are working up a sweat at the gym and tearing up their glutes on the Convention Center steps. They’re hanging pictures of perfect bodies on their refrigerators to reduce temptation, and alternating between burpees and crunches in front of the television.
It’s go time, people. San Diego beach season will be here before you know it.
Unfortunately, you can do crunches all day long and still not fill out that new bikini top the way you want to. Despite what you may have read as a kid in Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, there is no exercise you can do to give yourself larger breasts.
But at Shumway Cosmetic Surgery in La Jolla, we can help. Dr. Shumway is a highly skilled and deeply compassionate cosmetic surgeon who has helped women all over San Diego and Southern California fulfill their desires for fuller, rounder, more voluptuous breasts. And he can do the same for you.
Not sure you want to undergo an invasive surgery that leaves visible scars, involves general anesthesia, and requires more recovery time than you have?
Guess what? You don’t have to. Dr. Shumway is a qualified TUBA surgeon who may turn out to be the answer to your dreams.
What is TUBA?
TUBA (Trans-Umbilical Breast Augmentation) is a procedure that increases the size of breasts by way of implants inserted through an incision in the navel. It’s less invasive than traditional breast enhancement surgeries, and it results in no visible scarring.
Sounds far-fetched, doesn’t it? Actually, although the procedure is fairly complex, TUBA is both safe and effective when performed by a highly skilled cosmetic surgeon who has been educated and trained in the TUBA method.
Here’s how it works:
The TUBA procedure is performed while the patient is under IV sedation, a safer alternative to general anesthesia.
Once you are comfortably sedated, Dr. Shumway makes a small incision in the belly button and uses an endoscope (a slender optical instrument) to create a tunnel through the fat just beneath the skin. The tunnel ends behind the breast. There, Dr. Shumway creates surgical pockets, which he shapes with inflatable tissue expanders. He then inserts the empty implants into the pockets and fills them with sterile saline until he has achieved the full, beautiful, symmetric breasts you dream of.
Afterward, Dr. Shumway seals the valve in the implant, removes the fill tubes, and closes the incision in the belly button with dissolvable sutures.
Benefits of TUBA
TUBA is an innovative breast augmentation procedure that’s becoming increasingly popular because it provides beautiful, natural-looking results with less visible scarring than other methods. When performed by a skilled, trained, and qualified TUBA surgeon, some of the benefits include:
- No scarring or incision lines near the breasts
- Minimal scarring contained discreetly within the navel
- Less pain and lower risk of infection due to smaller incisions
- Lower risk of side effects from anesthesia
- Less downtime for recovery due to minimally invasive procedure
You should be able to return to work in 3 days or so following your TUBA procedure, and you can resume exercise and other daily activities within 4 to 6 weeks.
You’re in good hands with Dr. Shumway
You’ve toned up, slimmed down, and done just about everything in your power to get ready for beach season. TUBA will help put the finishing touch on your bikini ready body, and you’ve come to the right place. Dr. Shumway has performed numerous TUBA surgeries, and his patients absolutely love their results. Call us today to schedule a consultation and determine if TUBA breast augmentation is right for you.