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Hi Everybody, I'm Dr. David Reath and I'm here to discuss this week's Truth-O-Meter Tuesday question.
Well we asked about breast augmentation and a different approach to breast augmentation
the approach of placing implants through an incision in the belly button.
otherwise known as a TUBA or Trans-umbilical breast augmentation.
and what we said what that this is a major step forward and is something that is highly recommended
highly recommended, makes a lot of sense, the breast implant manufacturers are behind it one hundred percent.
Well the answer is false. This is not a good way to do a breast augmentation for a number of reasons.
The breast implant manufacturers do NOT recommend it at all and it's impossible to use silicone implants through that incision.
It really to me makes no sense because you cannot see the area that you are dissecting,
you cannot see where you are placing the implants, you don't have control over bleeding,
in the space should there be any. So it's really a poor approach.
Interestingly you can see the scar when you are wearing a two-piece bathing suit and some of those scars don't look that great.
So for me I'm not going to be blowing anyones horn about a TUBA because it just isn't a good way to go about it. :)
So let's find out who this week's winner is,
Sandi Massengale. Sandi, congratulations you're this week's winner.
Sandi, you have a $100 giftcard. Please come by our office and pick that up. For everyone else, we'll have another question next week
And....if you're thinking about breast augmentation, don't contemplate your navel.