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Transumbilical Breast Augmentation in San Jose
Dr. Zachariah specializes in transumbilical breast augmentation for San Jose, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Gatos, and San Francisco residents.

View Before & After Photos of the TUBA MethodDr. Zachariah is one of the most experienced surgeons in the U.S. performing the Transumbilical method of Breast Augmentation.

Breast Augmentation Using the TUBA Method

When considering breast enlargement in San Jose, almost every woman wants the most natural-looking result possible. While breast implant size and type is important, another crucial consideration is the method used to place the implant underneath your breast tissue. Most methods, such as inframammary and periareolar, require incisions on or around the breast itself, increasing your chances for unattractive scarring that will detract from your larger, more shapely breasts.

But a proven method that has been around for over 15 years offers patients a great way to improve their breast appearance and gain a more attractive figure with less visible scarring. Transumbilical breast augmentation, or TUBA, is a surgical method Dr. Zachariah can use to insert saline breast implants through the navel ("belly button"), carefully positioning the implants under the breast tissue (subglandular) or under the pectoral muscle (submuscular) for a more naturally-curved appearance. Be sure to discuss your positioning options in detail with Dr. Zachariah during your consultation.

San Jose cosmetic surgeon Dr. Zachariah specializes in the TUBA procedure and is one of the most experienced surgeons in the U.S. for this procedure. To see before and after photos of patients who have chosen this procedure, visit our TUBA method breast augmentation photo gallery.

How TUBA Is Performed

Once you have received general anesthesia or local anesthesia with minimal sedation, Dr. Zachariah begins the procedure by making a half-circle incision inside the belly button. After placing this incision, the doctor inserts a tube (endoscope) to create two narrow pathways between the belly button and each breast. After the pockets for the implants have been created, Dr. Zachariah next inserts the empty breast implants through the tunnels created under your skin, and once in place, fills each implant with sterile saline (salt water) based on your desired breast size.

Recovering from Breast Enlargement in San Jose

If you choose TUBA breast augmentation in San Jose with Dr. Zachariah, you are likely to see smooth recovery. Most patients begin to enjoy their fuller, natural shape and return to light activities in about three to five days, with full recovery in approximately four to eight weeks. Patients need to take care of the incision site to avoid infection and to minimize scarring. Additionally, they will need to wear a support bra until any swelling around the breasts has subsided. Because every patient is different, Dr. Zachariah will customize the instructions for each individual based on their specific situation.

TUBA isn't right for every woman, so Dr. Zachariah also offers other breast enlargement methods in San Jose, including axillary (insertion through the armpit), areolar (insertion through the edge of the areola), or inframammary (insertion underneath the breast in the inframammary fold) incisions. You can learn more about each of these methods during your consultation.

Regardless of the implant method you choose, count on San Jose cosmetic surgeon Dr. Zachariah to provide a beautiful breast augmentation outcome that will have you looking and feeling your best.