Transumbilical Breast Enlargement TUBA in New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and New Jersey

Dr. Robert Vitolo performs scar less breast enlargement for the residents of New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and New Jersey.

Sweaters. Bikinis. A low-cut dress. A lot of new possibilities await you once you’ve had breast augmentation. But when searching for a plastic surgeon in the New York City area, choose a doctor with both expertise and an eye for beauty. In his years serving Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and New Jersey as a premier plastic surgeon, Dr. Robert Vitolo pioneered the development of the revolutionary scar less breast augmentation—a technique that’s quick, with a shorter recovery period than traditional breast augmentation. He is one of the few board-certified plastic surgeons in the country qualified to perform this revolutionary endoscopic technique.

The Procedure

An incision is made in the depths within the belly button, Dr. Vitolo uses a device called an introducer to tunnel into the subcutaneous tissue, either beneath the breast tissue or beneath the pectoralis muscle underlying the breast. The choice of position depends upon Dr. Vitolo and the patient’s preference.




Dr. Vitolo then inserts a thin, pencil-shaped camera called an endoscope into the introducer so that he can visualize the exact placement of the implant. As the introducer is withdrawn with the endoscope inside it, Dr. Vitolo can see the tissue planes that will receive the saline-filled implant. This procedure causes minimal trauma to the tissues.




After the introducer is removed, a filler tube is attached to the self-sealing valve in the implant; removing all air from the implant so that it becomes pancake-like. The flattened implant is then rolled like a cigar and slipped up the tunnel that has been made by the introducer until it lies in the pocket underneath the breast. The filler tube extends out through the incision in the navel.




Using a special syringe device, the implant is filled with sterile saline solution. As the implant is filled, it unrolls and creates a pocket for itself that is the exact size desired.





When the final shape and volume has been achieved, Dr. Vitolo pulls on the filler tube, and it slips out of the self-sealing valve. As the filler tube exits from the valve, a diaphragm snaps closed and seals the implant. The filler tube is then completely removed, and the implant remains filled underneath the breast. The identical procedure is then performed on the opposite side. One can compensate for the variations in size and shapes of the two different breasts by using different volumes in the implants.

The incision in the belly button is closed with a dissolving suture, and the patient is placed in a mildly compressive dressing for 24 hours.

The entire procedure usually takes less than 30 minutes and most patients can return to work in one or two days!

Dr. Vitolo can also remove old silicone gel implants with the same technique without re-opening your old scars, allowing you to return to your normal activities much quicker. To learn more about the transumbilical breast augmentation procedure or to learn more about the types of implants available, please contact our practice serving New York City, Brooklyn, Staten Island, New Jersey, and beyond.


Transumbilical breast augmentation causes little trauma to the body, and post-operative patients experience minimal discomfort. No incisions are made underneath the breast or in the surrounding tissues; the implant simply creates a space for itself. On average, this amazing procedure takes Dr. Vitolo no more than 30 minutes to perform, and the average patient can return to work a day or two after surgery.

Dr. Robert Vitolo and his team offer experienced and skilled transumbilical breast augmentation to residents and visitors in the areas in and around  New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and New Jersey.

By focusing on the needs of each client, Dr. Vitolo provides personalized care using the latest technology to improve the experience and leave every patient feeling confident and satisfied. For more information, or to schedule a patient consultation, call 800.332.1067 to speak with our friendly expert staff.