Vero Beach Plastic Surgeon Reduces Scarring with Innovative Breast Augmentation Technique

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According to the most recent study from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, breast augmentation was the most performed procedure in 2010. At his Vero Beach plastic surgery practice, Dr. John Sarbak discusses an innovative approach to the procedure known as Transumbilical Breast Augmentation, or TUBA method of breast enhancement surgery, which allows women to avoid scars directly on the breasts. Additionally, Dr. Sarbak says that implant placement during TUBA breast augmentation is more accurate than other traditional methods.

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Vero Beach plastic surgeon Dr. John Sarbak discusses TUBA Breast Augmentation

The latest study from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) shows nearly 9.3 million cosmetic procedures were performed in 2010, while breast augmentation was the most popular surgical procedure. John Sarbak, MD, PA, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Vero Beach, FL, discusses an innovative approach to breast enhancement known as the Transumbilical Breast Augmentation, which allows women to avoid visible scars commonly associated with more traditional breast enlargement techniques. Dr. Sarbak adds that he and his team have found the TUBA method allows for more accurate implant placement, with recovery times reduced in many cases.

In traditional methods of breast augmentation, Dr. Sarbak says the performing surgeon must create a pocket for the implant, and then attempt to match the opposite side by appearance and feel. However, the TUBA approach allows the surgeon to watch the pocket form, which allows for more specific placement in relation to the nipple while allowing for direct aesthetic comparison. When coupled with the fact that scars are hidden within the bellybutton, the TUBA method leaves little to no evidence of surgery. In comparison to more traditional techniques that require incisions in the areola or underneath the breast, Dr. Sarbak says the small incision employed in the TUBA technique can create increasingly natural-looking results.

Dr. Sarbak says the TUBA method is currently limited to saline breast implants; however, he stresses the benefits of this innovative method allow him to provide a natural result for breast augmentation. Whether patients choose to have the implant placed directly beneath the breast tissue or behind the chest muscle, Dr. Sarbak says the avoidance of visible scarring and reduced recovery times make this an attractive procedure for his patients.

About Dr. Sarbak

Dr. John M. Sarbak earned his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He then completed his trained general and plastic surgery residency at the University of South Florida, as well as an additional year of plastic surgery residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Division of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Sarbak is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the Florida Medical Association. He also travels annually to South America to volunteer his time and expertise helping Peruvian children with congenital deformities of the lip and palate.

Dr. Sarbak’s plastic surgery practice is located at 3735 11th Circle, Ste. 203 in Vero Beach, FL 32960, and can be reached at (772) 563-0930, or found online at and the Dr. John M. Sarbak, Vero Beach Plastic Surgeon Facebook page.


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