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Many women are unhappy with the shape and size of their breasts and are willing to go under the knife to better them. If you too are looking for a cosmetic surgery to enhance your breasts, here is the latest procedure in the market. Called TUBA, this method is one of your best options. Dr Abraham Zachariah, a well-known cosmetic surgeon at SevenHills Hospital, sheds some light on this latest breast augmentation method.
What is the TUBA procedure?
TUBA is the acronym for Trans-Umbilical Breast Augmentation, which is a 'key-hole' type of procedure for enhancing the size and shape of a woman's breasts. It is the most advanced method of breast augmentation, performed with a single, tiny incision that is hidden inside the pit of the navel. This method is the only method that does not cause any visible scars unlike other methods.
How good are the results?
TUBA procedure gives a very natural appearance and cleavage, and natural feel to the enhanced breasts. Unlike older methods, the nipple sensation isn't lost and the ability to breastfeed is maintained. The recovery is much quicker and it also has the least amount of discomfort.
Does it require any maintenance post surgery?
The surgery usually has a downtime of two weeks. It is a maintenance-free procedure but for the first few months, the patient will have to do some compression exercises recommended by the surgeon. It is also advised to wear a supportive brassiere. (Read: Breast implants: All you need to know)
Who can get it done?
TUBA is useful for women who desire to have a larger breast size or want to enhance the shape of their breasts. It is also useful for any woman who has lost the fullness and good appearance of her breasts after pregnancy and breastfeeding. Older women can also undergo this breast augmentation procedure if they wish to enhance the shape and get rid of saggy breasts.
Are there any side-effects of this procedure?
There are no side-effects as the implants are made out of bio-compatible material and they are filled with a sterile, biological salt solution.
Who cannot get it done?
Though this is a safe procedure, anyone who has had a colostomy (an opening in the belly made during surgery) after surgery on colon cannot undergo it. Also, someone with a severe curvature deformity of the spine (also known as scoliosis) or deformity of the ribcage is advised against this procedure. (Read: 4 weirdest cosmetic procedures)
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