TUBA is a safe breast reduction procedure that is carried out by surgeons. However, some people who don’t understand the procedure have spread some myths and misconceptions of TUBA mentioned below.
Myth 1: TUBA is a dangerous process performed by inexperienced surgeons
This is false as most TUBA surgeons are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Some Houston cosmetic surgeons are skilled and may not be certified by the board, but are competent enough to perform TUBA surgery.
Myth 2: There is the risk of puncturing organs and suffering from massive bleeding.
This isn’t true as, during the operation, skin and fat are dissected away from the muscle fascia while the muscles are never cut. While pectoralis major muscles are dissected from the rib cage, the instruments don’t go behind any ribs. No sharp instruments are used after the initial umbilicus incision so, at the most, you lose 2 teaspoons of blood.
Myth 3: Implants are placed only above the muscles.
Another fallacy as breast implants are placed under the muscle here. There are however some surgeons who prefer sub-glandular placement of the implants.
Myth 4: Breast implant manufacturer’s warranty is considered void in a TUBA.
This is not true as the implant is not put under any stress or gets damaged during implantation or the filling process. So warranty is not voided here.
Myth 5: Breasts end up crooked as it is difficult making a pocket with TUBA.
Traditional surgery and TUBA face similar chances of asymmetry. It is the doctor who determines the right size and placement of the implant by making any required corrections immediately. Moreover, asymmetry is something that is present in almost every patient, pre-operatively.
Myth 6: There will be visible tracks from your navel to breasts after TUBA that don’t go away.
Though this was first seen in the initial phases of TUBA, it is no longer an issue with improved methods and instruments. Any tracks that may be noticed after surgery are temporary and disappears once the tissues adheres from dissection. In the rare case of the track remaining, the tissue is rasped and the patient is advised to wear a binder for several weeks.
Myth 7: TUBA has a higher chance of infections.
The possibility of an infection occurring after TUBA is the same as in standard incisions. The chance of an infection occurring depends on the surgeon’s infection rate, on the post-operative care of the patient and if the surgery was performed in a hospital or not.
Now that you understand all the facts and myths associated with TUBA, you can proceed with the surgery if you want fuller breasts.