Silicone Breast Implants


Silicone gel breast implants are silicone-based gel that are quite thick and cohesive. This is contained by a silicone capsule or sheet that contains the gel within it. Silicone is a ubiquitous substance that is found in glass and found in sand on the beach. Silicone is very nonreactive. Silicone is utilized in all sorts of medical devices including intravenous catheters brain shots heart valves knee joints and a host of other devices. Silicone is used safely every day and hospitals for 100s of reasons and as a substance is found to be safe in all these devices. Silicone has not been under any scrutiny for any other medical device however it’s been under great scrutiny since the early 90s regarding breast implants. Silicone gel breast implants are the most studied medical device in the history of mankind. Millions and millions of women have been studied that have had breast implants. These have been found and have been approved by the Federal drug administration United States to be safe when monitored and the see her doctor regularly. The silicone itself is inert and does not cause disease. At one time it was thought that the silicone gel might lead to various immunologic diseases and various rheumatologic diseases and various inflammatory diseases all of which have not been associated after almost 20 years of study. There is a very rare lymphoma that has some very rare association with textured breast implants. This is called a breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma. The numbers of patients that have this lymphoma are very difficult to account for and the long-term studies have not been completed in its study, but it is extremely rare. It is important to be aware of this, but this is not a concern enough from the Federal drug administration to remove the implants from the widespread use for cosmetic or reconstructive purposes. Here are some findings regarding silicone breast implants from the Federal drug administration.

These tumors which are extremely reserved have been more associated with the textured implant then with a smooth implant. Dr. Jacobsen uses the smooth implant.

The silicone gel breast implants have been found over the last 20 years and the 100s of thousands of ladies that have been followed & typically reviewed over the last 20 years to be safe. The most important thing is to be examined by your family doctor your plastic surgeon or your gynecologist once a year to make sure your implants are safe soft and in good condition. If they are not this should be removed or replaced

The implants filled with silicone gel are very sophisticated in their feel. Therefore, they have an excellent feel for the patient. When they are implanted into the patient’s they give the patient a much more natural feel to the breast tissue and when you are hugging somebody, or somebody is touching you it feels much more like a breast than other implants like saline implants. This is the disadvantage of the silicone gel implants.

It should be kept in mind however that even the saline implants also have silicone as the capsule or the container for the implant. So, both the silicone gel implant and the saline implant both have silicone in them significantly.

There is very little silicone material that leaks or is diffusing away from the breast implant. Some studies suggest that there is less silicone coming from the breast implant then there are from daily consumer products containing silicone which are very common.

Almost all patient’s that have breast reconstruction receive silicone gel breast implants.

The Institute of medicine has reviewed the numerous studies of all the patient’s that have been involved in the breast implant study over multiple contents revealed that there is no conclusive evidence of silicone breast implants being responsible for any major diseases of the whole body or systemic diseases for women exposed to silicone daily in their lives.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Affordable Breast Augmentation Phoenix – Silicone Gel Implants Pricing

 

Total All-Inclusive Fees$ 4,550
Dr Js Surgical Fees$ 1,900
Saline Implants$1,300
Garment$70
Payment to Dr Jacobsen$3,270
Estimated Anesthesia Fee –$~530
Payment to St Joe’s SurgiCenter$750
Total Payments$ 4,550

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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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
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