CASE 685: Transumbilical Breast Augmenration (TUBA)
Age: 42 | Height: 5’3″ | Weight: 126
This 42 year-old woman from the Harlingen, Texas area presented to my plastic surgery clinic requesting a Mommy Makeover. She is 5’3” tall and weighed 126 pounds. As part of her Mommy Makeover, she was specifically interested in a Transumbilical Breast Augmentation (TUBA – i.e. a “Belly Button Boob Job”™) to avoid any scarring on her breasts. She had minimal breast ptosis (droop), and was a good TUBA candidate. For her breast augmentation, we used 400cc Mentor Moderate Plus profile saline implants placed a dual-plane, subpectoral position and filled to 425cc on the left and 435cc on the right. By performing the breast augmentation as a TUBA through her belly button we were able to perform a “Single Scar” Mommy Makeover that included a tummy tuck and additional laser liposuction to her flanks. Her beautiful results are shown at 3 months, and she loves her cosmetic surgery results.