TABA Breast Augmentation
Patients that undergo breast augmentation surgery have several incisional approach options available to them. Those that undergo breast implant surgery in combination with a tummy tuck may be interested in learning about the TABA (Transabdominal Breast Augmentation) incision technique. This method involves placement of the implants through the same incision that was created for the tummy tuck procedure. However, the TABA incisional approach is associated with some advantages and disadvantages. Read the information on this page and consult a qualified plastic surgeon to find out if the TABA technique is right for you.
Women that undergo tummy tuck surgery at the same time as their breast augmentation procedure may be good candidates for placement of implants through the abdominal incision. The abdominoplasty procedure is performed on women that have, loose skin on their stomachs, while breast augmentation surgery increases the size and shape of the breasts.
Because the TABA technique allows surgeons to place implants through the existing abdominoplasty incision, no new breast augmentation scars are created. This is ideal for patients that wish to undergo breast enlargement surgery but do not want to have any permanent scarring on the breasts, around the nipple, in the armpit, or the navel.
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Although some surgeons will perform the TABA breast augmentation technique on patients, many surgeons prefer other breast implant incisional approaches because they result in more natural, symmetrical results. According to plastic surgeons, it is more difficult to create two even pockets for the breast implants when employing the TABA method. Patients that want to reduce risks and gain more precise placement of the implants are probably better candidates for the inframammary, areolar, or transaxillary incisional techniques.
Contact a Plastic Surgeon
To learn more about TABA and alternative breast augmentation approaches, contact a plastic surgeon in your area to schedule a personal consultation about treatment.