The Best Way To Hide Breast Augmentation Incisions

Many women are interested in breast augmentation surgery, but don't want it to be obvious that they've undergone the surgery. If you count yourself among them, rest assured that in this day and age, there is an excellent way to ensure that you don't have any marks, incisions, or scars developing in the bust or armpits. This guide will explain an alternate way to provide breast implants that won't let anyone know that you have them.

Transumbilical Implantation

Transumbilical implantation might sound to you like something to do with the umbilical cord, and you're not far off. In this case, it refers to the navel or belly button. Rather than making an incision near the breast, under the breast, or in the armpit to place the breast implants, the incision is instead made in the navel. This not only makes the incision extremely small, but it hides it very effectively. Since most navels have creases anyway, any mark left behind from the surgery will likely blend in and not be noticed, let alone make anyone think of breast implants.

How it Works

Transumbilical breast implantation surgery is a little different than traditional breast augmentation surgery.

To perform the surgery, the doctor makes a small incision in the navel and uses a tiny scope to travel up to the chest. Once there, any tissue that's in the way is cut open and the breast implant is threaded up to the area. Since it needs to fit through tiny incisions, the implant is not inflated prior to being inserted. Instead, once in place, the doctor will then fill the implant with saline to achieve the size that you want.

Once both implants are in place, the doctor will close up the incisions both internally and externally, and the surgery will be complete.

What to Expect

The results of a transumbilical surgery are nearly identical to that of a traditional breast augmentation. If you're content with saline implants, you should receive the same result as you would've if you'd opted to go with the traditional surgery. Unfortunately, silicone implants can't be placed this way, so it's important to consider that before making any decisions.

Like all surgery, there is some recovery downtime following the procedure. You should expect to be able to return home the same day. Multiple appointments may be needed to check your incisions and to ensure that everything is healing properly. Once you're past that phase, the whole process will be complete and you'll have the bust you've been hoping for.

Transumbilical breast implantation is something that can help you to achieve the look you want without the tell-tale marks that traditional surgery can leave behind. If this sounds like something you want, reach out to a plastic surgeon to begin the process.