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Scarless Breast Augmentation

Dear Sugar
I am considering breast augmentation with mastopexy, but since I scar easily, I have been researching scar-free alternatives. I've found one surgeon, the creator of the TUBA procedure, who will do a lift with the implants and there won't be any visible scarring. The lift is done by making a tiny incision through the underarm.

I want it, but it seems really new since no one else is doing it. How can I make sure this is safe, and effective in the long term (the life of an implant is about 10-15 years)? Boob Job Jennie

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Dear Boob Job Jennie
If you are nervous or scared, then I would wait. You want cosmetic surgery to make yourself feel better, and if you are concerned about scarring, and about the risks of a new type of procedure - definitely hold off until you have some more information.

But if it makes you feel any better, I have done some research for you on Mastopexy and have come to understand that the scarring is really not that bad. Results also show that most breast scars disappear within a year to a year and a half.

Here are the four different types of mastopexy you can choose from depending on how asymmetrical or saggy your breast are.

  • Crescent Mastopexy (or breast lift) treats nipple sagging and breast asymmetry.
  • Beneli Mastopexy treats breast that are slightly sagging or drooping (ptosis). This procedure is perfect for women who suffer very thin breast tissue. The scar would only be around the nipple area.
  • Vertical Mastopexy treats breast that are sagging pretty heavily. A scar would be around the nipple and down the center of the breast.
  • Full Anchor Mastopexy treats major sagging and also when the nipple is well below the level of the lower breast crease. If the distance the nipple must be moved is too great, a vertical incision and transverse crease incision (T shape) must be added to the mastopexy to shape the breast, and adjust the distance from the bottom of the nipple to the crease beneath the breast. This procedure is similar to breast reduction surgery and will leave a scar around the nipple, down the front of the breast and in the crease below the breast.

I've also researched Transumbilical Breast Augmentation (TUBA procedure) for you and it seems safe and just as effective as if the implants were inserted directly into your breast. The incision of choice actually seems to be through your navel as opposed to through your underarm.

There are many benefits to TUBA such as: no scarring, less pain and less recovery time. The surgery isn't invasive and this procedure has actually been around since 1991. There is a large network of physicians who perform this type of surgery. You can find them here. This link also addresses the myths and misconceptions associated with TUBA.

The choice is yours. I think either type of procedure will create the same result and will not effect the longevity of the implants. I would choose whichever method makes you feel the most comfortable. Good luck.

PS- Guys, while I would love to add photos to this post, I've decided to keep it g rated. Thanks for understanding.

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heatherp heatherp 9 years
its so normal to be nervous. scars will continue to fade - plus the scars will be discrete.
yayita yayita 9 years
Yeah Toxxic, we spoke about this on the and I want a lift as well. So this is great information for me.
t0xxic t0xxic 9 years
Thats good. Id love to wear one. They just look so purdy and comfy to me. lol Days up time to hit the traffic Ill be back on later tonight kisses to alL!
ethiopian_princess ethiopian_princess 9 years
t0xx, yeah they are. they're not ridiculously large but it's a definite boost and oomph in volume
t0xxic t0xxic 9 years
lol meh I wouldnt know. The person who suggested it was crazy. Ill never need more. Are they comfortable? Ive always wanted to try them.
ethiopian_princess ethiopian_princess 9 years
t0xxic, very sexy is awesome, but it's gel not water
ethiopian_princess ethiopian_princess 9 years
scarless procedures: http://www.certified-plastic-surg.com/newsite/procedures/breastlift/liftandaug.htm pictures: http://www.certified-plastic-surg.com/newsite/procedures/beforeafter/liftandaug.htm
t0xxic t0xxic 9 years
OH that reminds me. I was told that if I wanted bigger breast to go purchase the water bras. They have the added weight and it will help u see if u like them.
lilxmissxmolly lilxmissxmolly 9 years
i agree that if you're not absolutely positive that this is right for you, wait until you are. Until then, go buy a really good, padded bra and keep finding out information. i bet the doctor gives free consultations where you can go in and talk about all your options and details with him.
t0xxic t0xxic 9 years
Oh yea Its on the Braless stickies poll
t0xxic t0xxic 9 years
We talked about this on another thread not to long ago gee what was it. I had a link for pictures as well for some of the procedures. Def wait if ur not sure and thanks for the added advice!
Baby_Lisa Baby_Lisa 9 years
Well put, pinkangelmonkey! Speaking from experience, if you're not COMPLETELY, 110% sure that it is something you want to do, then DO NOT DO IT. If you can't accept the idea of having scars...i.e. looking like Tara Reid, then don't do it...because that CAN happen to anyone. I was fortunate enough to not have Tara Reid-esque scarring, but I knew that could happen to me, and fully accepted it going into the surgery. Also, new procedures can be great, or the worst thing ever...while they sound great; if they're not tried and true...you never know what can happen, and the traditional BA has enough risks associated with it; so I'd stick with what works. I can't stress enough how important it is to thoroughly research your doctor, and meet people who he/she has performed the same procedure on. and remember, plastic surgery is not somewhere where you want to cut corners, so don't pick a doctor based on price.
pinkangelmonkey pinkangelmonkey 9 years
i agree 1000% for you to wait if you are nervous. one important thing is dont go in expecting perfection because it doesnt happen. if you have perfection already then dont do anything to them but dont think they are gonna be amazing, look at tara reid for example or tori spelling. just do the research and decide from there!
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