The Facile Technique is the latest bladeless surgical technique in breast enhancement. It has less discomfort, and quicker recovery time than previous methods. And in some cases, recovery can take as little as 24 hours.
Developed by Michael H. Freedland, M.D., this process uses visionary skills to best achieve your desired results while consequently reducing surgical time.
The technique is simply a way to bring light to the area which enables him to stop bleeding before it starts. It is more accurate and takes less time, it contributes to quicker patient recovering time and has a low complication rate.
This technique does not apply to just the surgical procedure, but to the entire process. Beginning with the initial consultation, the Facile Technique introduces a new method of gathering information. The procedure itself does not use a scalpel. Instead, Facile uses cautery and special lighting which allows for meticulous dissection of the muscle, better placement of the implant and patients receive less anesthesia.
“My primary concern is the patient,” says Dr. Freedland. “It is my obligation to seek the best possible surgical plan from the moment you walk in my door through the complete recovery process.” Discover the Facile Technique, a newer, better process for patients.
Dr. Freedland agrees with the FDA in regard to the “belly button approach,” or transumbilical breast augmentation (T.U.B.A. for short). While it is often touted by surgeons, who are mostly NOT board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons, as a scarless breast augmentation, the fact is that there is a scar, only in a place one would not expect, i.e. the belly button. These surgeons tell patients that the other conventional incisions are unsightly, but often T.U.B.A. is extremely disfiguring and the scars cannot be hidden in a bra or bathing suit.
Another problem with T.U.B.A is that the surgeon cannot use silicone gel implants, as they are prefilled, and thus too large to slide through the inserted metal pipe. Since 95% of breast implant patients prefer silicone, the patients have a limited result.
A third reason is that T.U.B.A is not approved by the FDA . Their website states, “The FDA-approved labeling warns surgeons NOT to place breast implants through the belly-button (peri-umbilical approach).” Their statement is based on the complication rate associated with the procedure. That is, because the implant cannot be manipulated once placed; all too often the implants are misplaced, which requires additional surgery. In one study, 85% of T.U.B.A. patients needed at least one additional surgery.