Breast augmentation can be done in two techniques – either under the breast muscle or under the breast tissue itself. Sometimes the breast augmentation is done under the breast and this is much easier to recover from as the muscle is not elevated at all. This can be done under sedation or some local anesthesia as there is very little pain associated with this kind of augmentation. However, this does not give the most optimal shape to the breast and often particularly in thin women can give the look of just having a ball under your skin which is not a very favorable look. Placing the implant under the muscle gives a much-tapered look that is more favorable particularly in the cleavage area. Exception to the rule is if a woman already has a relatively full breast and wishes to be slightly fuller adding a breast implant under the breast tissue can give nice projection additional fullness since the implant is hidden by a great deal of breast tissue that the patient already has. In those situations, going under the breast tissue itself can be quite favorable and have much less complications for the patient, but of the patients having augmentation the 1st time is best under the muscle. This requires a general anesthesia during the placement of 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 and the implants he provides.
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Dr. William Jacobsen
2400 East Arizona
Biltmore Circle, Ste 2450
Phoenix, AZ 85016
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Dr J considers every surgery an opportunity to express his vision with his patients, and believes in natural, beautiful results that leave you feeling confident and beautiful, but most importantly, feeling like yourself. From extremely rare and complex surgical cases, to cosmetic surgery, Dr J has the experience, compassion and understanding to help you achieve your surgical goals.