Most breast implants have a silicone shell and are filled with either saline or silicone gel. Because of these materials, many women have concerns about what will happen to their implants in the winter months. We’ve put together this blog to help guide you through what to expect when the temperature drops.
Why do Breast Implants Get Cold in Winter?
Because breast implants are made of man-made materials, it’s easier for them to fluctuate in temperature when exposed to the cold. Although your natural body heat will protect the implants from getting too cold, you may still experience slight variations in temperature.
Where the implants are placed on your chest will also make a difference in how the temperature is affected. If the implants are placed closer to the surface of your body, they’ll have a higher likelihood of becoming cold, since they’ll be more exposed to the outside environment.
On the other hand, breast implants located behind the pectoral muscles will be more protected from the cold air, and less likely to become uncomfortably cold.
In general, you may sometimes notice your implants feel slightly cooler than your body temperature in cold environments. While it may feel strange, you should know that slight temperature variations are normal and not a cause for concern.
Do Breast Implants Freeze in Cold Weather?
In short, no, breast implants do not freeze in the cold. Because breast implants are placed within your body, which naturally produces heat, it is impossible for them to freeze.
Although weather affects implants slightly, the idea that breast implants can freeze in the cold is a total myth.
How to Keep Breast Implants Warm
There are many simple things you can do to keep your breast implants warm during the winter. For example, try layering up the clothing on the top half of your body to keep your chest warm. You might also invest in a thermal bra, which is specially designed to keep breast implants from getting cold.
Exercising on a regular basis can also help improve your circulation, which in turn will keep your implants warm.
Ashpole Plastic Surgery
If you’re interested in learning more about breast implants, contact the experts at our Breast Augmentation Center in Itasca. Dr. Ashpole and his team are committed to patient education, and they’ll take the time to answer your questions and help you feel comfortable with the treatment at hand.
Call today to schedule a consultation.