Breast augmentation is generally done in 2 ways either under the breast muscle or under the breast itself leaving the muscle down. It is best to place the implant for augmentation under the muscle. This is a better shape to the breast after the augmentation as it tapers the breast from the upper pole down to the nipple much better and avoids the look of having a ball under your skin. The breast augmentation under the muscle requires additional time to recover as the muscle become somewhat spasmodic after the surgery for a day or 2. Dr. Jacobsen controls this with Valium which helps a great deal for the 1st day or 2. Also the muscle tends to contract after the surgery push the implant superiorly are higher on the chest wall and requires the implant to drop so to speak into the normal position. This is done with a circumferential band of elastic Velcro placed in the upper pole the breast to help stretch the muscle get the muscle to release and allow the implant to drop. Some women drop immediately, and some women take time to drop. For the most part once Dr. Jacobsen has placed her breast implant under the muscle in the operating room since your muscle is relaxed while you are asleep the implant is in the perfect position. However, once you wake up the muscle then contracts and tries to push the implant’s up higher on your breast. Eventually the muscle relaxes, and we get a great look to your breast however we must manage the spasms for the 1st week or 2. Stretching massage compressive bands brassiere wear tend to help with this a great deal. This can be managed and must be managed properly you will get a great shape to your breast.
However, a some surgeons place the implant anterior muscle. Some ladies are sent home without instructions and will not have a good result developing a contracture. This leads to a “ball under the skin” look that is not favorable. Dr. Jacobsen will give you a great deal of instructions on how to care for yourself so that you will have an excellent look.
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.