Breast Augmentation Southern Colorado – Pueblo

Dr. Rina Shinn of Adonis Cosmetic Surgery and Spa is the first surgeon in Pueblo to provide Transumbilical Breast Augmentation, commonly referred to as T.U.B.A., scarless or belly button breast augmentation.

And she is the ONLY female cosmetic breast surgeon in Pueblo, Colorado.

During the surgery, Dr. Shinn increases the breast size by implanting breast implants through the navel or belly button. Besides eliminating scars on or near the breasts, this method allows both breast implants to be placed through a single incision.

Patient 2 Saline (TUBA) Breast Augmentation Frontal View 2 before and after from adonis cosmetic surgery center
Saline (TUBA) Breast Augmentation Frontal View Before and After
The surgery is executed under intravenous sedation, also sometimes referred to as Light Sleep (Twilight) or IV sedation, combined with local anesthesia. Patients only need about 20 to 30 minutes of recover to be awake and ready to go home.

Dr. Shinn is one of the few surgeons who uses careful and ample tumescent anesthesia to numb the appropriate surgical areas for her patients.  Tumescent anesthesia combines saline, lidocaine and adrenaline in one solution, and is the key to greatly reduced recovery pain.  Patients are typically back to work within 2 – 3 days.

Another advantage that sets Dr. Shinn’s breast augmentation procedures apart from other cosmetic surgeons is that she has fundamental understanding of lymphatic systems and emphasizes good lymphatic preparation and management throughout the surgical period to ensure superb results.

You will be asked to drink a gallon of water a day for up to a month before the surgery to fully hydrate the lymphatic system.  You are also given complimentary post-surgical lymphatic massages, as well as shown how to perform lymphatic massages yourself.

Performed by a specially trained massage therapist, the Lymphatic massage is one of the most effective, natural means of addressing common post-surgical lymphedema. It has been shown to significantly reduce swelling which can become one of the most uncomfortable aspects of the patient’s recovery. Many patients report an easier recuperation thanks to this gentle and relaxing technique.

 

How is T.U.B.A. Performed?

 

From the umbilical incision, Dr. Shinn makes a track in the upper abdomen using a jet of numbing solution and creates a pocket either on top of the pectorals muscle or below the muscle depending on the patient’s situation.

Next, a tissue expander is used to slowly separate the breast and connective tissues (or the pectorals muscle as well) from the underlying muscle to create a pocket for the implants.

The implant is rolled up and inserted in the same manner as the tissue expander. After the breast implants have been positioned inside their respective pockets, they are filled with saline.

 

Advantages of T.U.B.A.

 

  • Faster surgery, more accurate and less invasive procedure.
  • Creates a larger breast without visible scars on the breasts or in the armpit.
  • Far fewer complications and less physical stress.
  • Less downtime and unnecessary post-operative care.
  • There is no tension on the incision line which can cause opening of the wounds which may lead to infection and unsightly stretched scars.
  • Less surgical materials (less sutures, surgical sponges, surgical tape, and gauze).
  • Chances of infections are greatly lessened due to the placement of the incision and the lack of implant-breast tissue exposure.
  • Bleeding is extremely uncommon.
  • Patients only need about 20 to 30 minutes to be awake and ready to go home.

Dr. Shinn is a member of American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery.

Learn about conveniently financing your breast augmentation procedure with CareCredit with 6-months no interest payment plans.

Patient 3 Saline (TUBA) Breast Augmentation Frontal View2 Before and After pictures from Adonis Cosmetic Surgery and Spa
Patient 3 Saline (TUBA) Breast Augmentation Frontal View

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Transaxillary Breast Augmentation

 

Transaxillary, or underarm, breast implant incisions do not involve any cutting of the breasts.

Instead, the transaxillary incision is placed in the natural folds of the skin in the armpit, making the scar well-hidden.

Then, a channel is created up to the breast. The implant is inserted and moved through the channel, and positioned and centered behind the nipple.

Patient 1 Silicone (TABA) Breast Augmentation Frontal View
Patient 1 Silicone (TABA) Breast Augmentation Frontal View
This procedure is performed with tumescent technique that numbs the breast area and allows the blood vessels to contract down before any incision is made, thus reducing postoperative pain or bleeding.

Either a saline implant or a silicone implant may be used through this incision.
The surgery is executed under intravenous (IV) sedation, also sometimes referred to as Light Sleep (Twilight) or IV sedation, combined with local anesthesia. Patients only need about 20 to 30 minutes of recover to be fully awake and ready to go home.

Advantages of Transaxillary Incision

  • Faster surgery, more accurate and less invasive procedure.
  • Creates a larger breast without visible scars on the breasts.
  • Far fewer complications and less physical stress.
  • Less downtime and unnecessary post-operative care.
  • There is no tension on the incision line which can cause opening of the wounds which may lead to infection and unsightly stretched scars.
  • Less surgical materials (less sutures, surgical sponges, surgical tape, and gauze).
  • Chances of infections are greatly lessened due to the placement of the incision and the lack of implant-breast tissue exposure.
  • Bleeding is extremely uncommon.
  • Patients only need about 20 to 30 minutes to be fully awake and ready to go home.
  • Tends to cause less future breast feeding complications.
  • Allows breast implants to be placed above or below the muscle.

Dr. Shinn is a member of American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery and is the ONLY female cosmetic breast surgeon in Southern Colorado.

Learn about conveniently financing your breast augmentation procedure with CareCredit with 6-months no interest payment plans.

Implant Free Breast Augmentation

 

For years, women have asked, “Can you take some fat from down there and put it up here?” Now, Colorado residents can take advantage of the latest breakthrough in cosmetic surgery and can move their muffin tops or love handles into areas where a little extra bulge is appreciated. Women who prefer not to have implants, now have a natural alternative to achieving a one or two bra cup-size increase.

During the Implant Free Breast Makeover, Dr. Shinn takes fat from one or two areas of the body using Body Jet water assisted liposuction. This technique produces far superior fat than any other method, including traditional liposuction. It also gently sculpts the body, leaving patients with an amazing new shape.

The viable fat is then placed into the breast tissue, using a technique that has shown very good survivability of the fat cells. The “micro-fat droplet technique” was developed in Europe and uses small amounts of fat (picture a string of pearls) along with multiple passes to place the fat right under the skin.

Since this procedure does not use implants, it won’t affect the outcome of mammograms, and the injected fat cells are easily distinguishable from the possible abnormal findings of the mammogram.

Like most of Dr. Shinn’s procedures, patients stay awake during the surgery and have less than 48 hours of off-work time.

Advantages of the Implant Free Breast Makeover

  • Excellent cosmetic results including a natural feel to the breasts.
  • Will not interfere with future mammograms.
  • The procedure, performed in conjunction with Body Jet liposuction, allows body re-contouring to complement breast augmentation for a new total-body look.
  • Short recovery
  • Less anesthesia needed
  • Easily performed while patient is awake
  • Shorter operating times.
  • Does not leave any visible scars

 

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