TUBA Specialist

Patrick Obasi, MD, FACS -  - Cosmetic Surgeon

Noble Cosmetic Surgery

Patrick Obasi, MD, FACS

Cosmetic Surgeon located in Plano, TX & Desoto, TX

When it comes to breast enhancement surgery, wouldn’t you want the safest, fastest procedure possible? Of course you do, which is why women in Plano, Texas, opt for the TUBA procedure with Dr. Patrick Obasi. As an experienced surgeon in trans-umbilical breast augmentation, Dr. Obasi and his team at Noble Cosmetic Surgery can help you achieve fuller, more shapely breasts with this innovative technique that’s less invasive than traditional augmentation surgery.


by Patrick Obasi, MD, FACS

What is the TUBA procedure?

The trans-umbilical breast augmentation, or TUBA, procedure is a technique of breast augmentation where Dr. Obasi inserts implants through the navel or belly button area and then inflates them to your desired shape and size.

The procedure is performed with IV sedation or under general anesthesia and usually takes less than an hour.

First, Dr. Obasi makes a small incision at the belly button. Using special instruments, he accesses the breast area under your skin, creating a pocket for each side of your chest. He then inserts the implant through your abdominal path, fills the implant with saline, and positions them to create the right shape.

What are the advantages of TUBA?

The TUBA procedure has become popular because it’s less invasive and faster than traditional breast augmentation surgery.

You can go home within a few hours of the operation and can resume light movement after about two days. Patients often return to work or normal activities within a week, and the overall healing period is usually about two weeks.

Other advantages of the TUBA procedure include:

  • No obvious scarring and no scars near the breasts
  • Breasts look natural more quickly
  • Reduced risk of losing sensitivity in the nipples
  • Reduced bleeding
  • Less postoperative discomfort
  • Doesn’t require a special bra during recovery
  • Very low risk of internal scarring

Am I a good candidate?

Every woman has different needs, and Dr. Obasi will be happy to discuss what type of augmentation is right for you. TUBA may be ideal if:

  • You have not had previous breast implants
  • You have realistic expectations for size
  • You don’t smoke or are willing to stop smoking for two weeks
  • You don’t have unstabilized high blood pressure, diabetes, or heart problems

Beautiful results can be achieved with TUBA, and Dr. Obasi has the specific training and experience needed to avoid asymmetry or surgical complications. Request a consultation about the TUBA procedure by phone or online.


26 year-old female who presented dissatisfaction with her small breasts. She wanted to increase her breast size without any scars around her breasts. Procedure: transumbilical breast augmentation (TUBA). Implants were placed through the belly button. The saline implants were filled and adjusted to address breast asymmetry. 


31-year-old female who wanted to increase the size of her breasts without scars around her breasts. Procedure: TUBA ( scarless breast augmentation). The implants were placed through the belly button.

28-year-old female who desired larger breasts without scars. Procedure: Our popular scarless transumbilical breast augmentation (TUBA). The implants were placed through the belly button with no scars around the breasts. The saline implants were filled and adjusted to compensate for her breast asymmetry.

30-year-old female who desired to increase the size of her breasts without scars around the breasts. Procedure: TUBA (breast augmentation through the belly button).