Gummy Bear Breast Augmentation Phoenix


What Is A Gummy Bear Breast Augmentation?

Many women ask about the gummy bear breast augmentation. The term gummy bear was coined in the late 1990s to allay some of the fears that women had regarding utilizing breast implants.

At the time it was thought that if her breast implant ruptured that the gel inside of the implant would spread throughout the body and cause all sorts of diseases and cancers. We know that this is not true. Gummy Bear was developed to give the impression to women that if the implant ruptured that the internal gel contents would not spread throughout the breast into little droplets and cause injury or disease. This was a very good concept and many implants were then utilized to have a thicker fluid that gave the impression of the gummy bear implant, much like a gummy bear candy.

However, the tradeoff is that the implant is quite firmer than a normal silicone gel implant and feels less natural. To hold its shape as a “gummy bear-like” substance it also must be made firmer. As a result, a little bit of the sophistication of the silicone gel implant was lost due to the level of firmness that was needed to be achieved.

All the silicone gel implants now have what is called a low bleed implant. This means that if the breast implant ruptures the gel does not, so to speak, bleed throughout the breast and body causing any tissue injury. The gummy bear implants are referred to a relatively rigid implant that did not bleed at all. Almost all the gel implants now have a thicker subsidence but not quite as thick as the gummy bear implant that was originally described. Similar to if a gel implant is cut with a knife, you will see that the internal contents do not drip like a fluid but tends to hold to itself and be more cohesive. The gummy bear implants are no longer necessary, so to speak.

We know now that once implants do rupture, they do not spread throughout the body and are usually contained by the capsule or the scar that the body normally forms around an implant. When healthy the body forms a capsule around the implant, it forms a scar-like ‘bag’ or ‘sac’ around the implant so it is rare that any of the contents of a ruptured implant would extend beyond the contained area surrounding the implant.

Please feel free to have a look at our page for Dr. Jacobsen’s breast implant recommendations to learn more about Dr. Jacobsen’s approach.

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  • review rating 5  Thanks Dr. Jacobsen and staff. Warming atmosphere friendly informative and caring doctor. This was my first visit and doctor took the time to explain and answer my questions. Nothing was rushed. Staff greeted me nicely with smiles and patience. It took me courage to show up since I’m nervous about having a surgery to begin with. They helped me feel welcomed and relaxed. Thank goodness their office portal was working so no double work to provide my medical information and resigning papers.

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    1/25/2020
  • review rating 5  I had many complications with my body healing from surgery, and Dr. Jacobsen demonstrated patience, resourcefulness, vigilance, and compassion. Here are a few specific things he did to help with my healing: he had me email him twice a day with pictures of my incisions so he could monitor, provide feedback and directions, and adjust his care for me as needed; he was always quick to respond to my emails and questions; he met me in his office on a Saturday during a holiday weekend to care for me during an important time in my healing; he provided regular and specific directions to my husband as he cared for me at home with the complications. His compassion and reassuring nature were valued as I put my confidence in his expertise to help me through this difficult time. I appreciate him greatly and give him the highest rating with no hesitations. His staff were also extremely helpful. Don't be bothered about calling the office and leaving a message (when someone doesn't answer) or emailing the office; they are very quick to respond with a phone call or email and this is part of their daily business routines, which allows them to care for their patients in person AND to those reaching out to them for miscellaneous reasons. This was different at first for me but I quickly adjusted, understanding their reasons and seeing their quick responses to me. The staff also worked seamlessly with my insurance company, a medical equipment company who came to my home three times a week to monitor and help with the healing process, and with the needed paperwork for my employment. I was always treated with respect, sensitivity, compassion, and excellent care.

    thumb D Robinson
    1/21/2020
  • review rating 5  I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. J to anyone in need of a Plastic Surgeon! I had a breast augmentation and everything from the initial contact to pre operation, to the VERY successful surgury, to post operation and very caring recovering...it was all such a positive experience. The staff and Dr. J himself were so helpful and answered all of my questions promptly, putting me at ease. Even 10 days after my Surgery when I had concerns, Dr. J responded to my email quickly, even though it was on a holiday. Choose Dr. J for you plastic surgery needs. You will NOT be sorry!

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    1/01/2020
  • review rating 5  Dr. J is the Bomb! My story is long and my healing is still in the works, but without Dr. Jacobsen, I would still be far from being "hole" again, literally. 8 surgeries in 6 months, 4 before I even met Dr.J, and his A-mazing staff! A new year is starting and so is my new life! He is patient, caring, and his surgical expertise, healed a giant chest wound, that refused to heal. Thank you for helping me get my life back! You will always be in my heart.. and in and around, and under my skin that protects my miraculously beating heart. Thank you Dr. Jacobsen, and the many doctors, nurses, caring people, who have touched my life during the last 7 months!

    thumb Lynn Cannon
    12/27/2019
  • review rating 5  Dr. Jacobsen and Staff are first-class. Great surgeon. Caring and competent. Goes above and beyond in caring for his patients. You won't find a better doctor. The staff is friendly and professional. This group of people are top-notch.

    thumb Janae Shoup
    12/02/2019
  • review rating 5  Dr. Jacobsen and the entire staff are amazing! My 44 year old breast implants had been rupture for probably years without me knowing and an MRI confirmed. After consulting with four other surgeons, I chose Dr. Jacobsen because he is so kind and two of my friends were very happy with outcomes of their surgeries. My plan was to have the implants removed, a lift, and absolutely no new implants! Well, two days before my surgery my husband and friends convinced me that I would not be happy with my appearance. I caved and elected to have an implant exchange. My final words to Dr. Jacobsen were to make sure I wasn’t too large! Dr. Jacobsen delivered and I have smaller and higher breast that change my entire profile. The final result is amazing!! Dr. Jacobsen and his lovely staff have been professional, caring, patient, and an absolute joy to work with:)

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    11/17/2019
  • review rating 5  My wife recently had cosmetic surgery by Dr. Jacobsen (Dr. J as he is known). Several other physicians we know recommended him. He is very compassionate and caring and has a very easy to navigate website that very educational regarding his services and pricing. The experience was very positive and she and I are very satisfied with the outcome at this early two week post surgery date. He does his surgery at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center Outpatient Surgery Center in Phoenix and it is obvious that the nursing and other staff there hold Dr. J in high regard. He is a humble man who really wants to learn how he can help you. There are posters and awards on display in his office that indicate he is well respected in the greater Phoenix area. His office staff are very thorough and quick to respond to emailed questions.

    thumb Eben Fetters
    11/10/2019
  • review rating 5  I went to Dr. Jacobsen a few weeks ago for surgery on a keloid scar I had on my chest that was ugly and slightly painful. He removed that awful scar and it looks great now, it’s only a few weeks but I can already see a huge difference in the healing process. The procedure was also painless and he was great!

    thumb Stephanie Collins
    10/31/2019
  • review rating 5  Dr. Jacobsen did a great job on my breast augmentation, they came out exactly how I wanted! The ladies in the office are also wonderful and knowledgeable, especially Ashley!

    thumb Kaity Powell
    10/01/2019
  • review rating 5  Recently had surgery with Dr. J and I can not express my gratitude. The office staff is so kind and caring, paying very close attention to each patient, and incredibly considerate. Lovely and comfortable waiting area and very short wait times to be seen. I highly recommend Dr. J!

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    9/09/2019

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Dr. William Jacobsen
Plastic Surgery
2525 East Arizona
​Biltmore Circle, Ste C236
Phoenix, AZ  85016

Phone: 602-212-0100
Fax: 602.279.1701
info@drjsoffice.com

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