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Candidates for a Transumbilical Breast Augmentation MARK A. SCHUSTERMAN, MD, FACS

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons American Society of Plastic Surgeons American Board of Plastic Surgery American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery American Board of Cosmetic Surgery Association of American Physicians and Surgeons Texas Surgical Society Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons

A transumbilical breast augmentation is different than a traditional breast augmentation surgery because the incision is done in the navel. Many women choose this type of surgery because there is virtually no visible scar and women can keep the surgery to themselves. As with any type of surgery there are some women that are not considered candidates for various reasons. Your cosmetic surgeon will discuss everything with you to determine if a transumbilical breast augmentation is right for you.

Ideal Transumbilical Breast Augmentation Candidates

There are some requirements a person must meet before undergoing surgery and the same is applied with a breast augmentation. Women must be honest with their surgeon and be open about any medical conditions they have and medications or drugs they used in the past and present. They must know and understand the risks and benefits associated with this type of surgery. Healthy women who who are not happy with their small or disproportionate breast size and want to conceal the scars are the best candidates.

Who Should Avoid a Transumbilical Breast Augmentation

There are some reasons a plastic surgeon may recommend a different type of procedure or advise you to not have any type of breast augmentation. Women who have had extensive abdominal operations, have a chest or rib cage deformity, or tuberous breast anatomy are not good candidates for a transumbilical breast augmentation surgery. Always discuss your medical history openly with your surgeon since they want to make sure you are healthy to undergo anesthesia and surgery.

What to Expect During and After Surgery

Your surgeon uses and endoscope to view underlying tissue as the skin and fat is separated from the muscle so a tunnel is created from the navel to the breasts. The implant is inserted into this tunnel and once in place it will be filled with a saline solution to the size you discussed. Recovery time lasts for one to two weeks but you can walk after 24 hours. A pain medication is prescribed to make you more comfortable during this time.


Houston breast augmentation plastic surgeons at MD Aesthetic Plastic Surgery are top-rated plastic surgeons with thousands of satisfied patients. In addition to breast augmentations, they offer Houston laser tattoo removal, tummy tuck, and Botox in Houston.

Contact us today to schedule your appointment with the renowned plastic surgeon and breast & body specialist Dr. Mark Schusterman. Take your first steps to a more beautiful you.

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