I had no pain or other symptom, just felt this bubbles inside my breast. When touched they moved all around the implant. I come back and about 1000 m mountain down the bubbles start to disappear. I'd like to know if you heard about other cases and if it's possible to continue climbing high altitude mountains.
I Went Until 3400 M in a Mountain and I Felt Air Bubbles Inside my Breast. Was It Normal?
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Breast implants and air bubbles
Yes, when you go to a high altitude, the air expands just like with scuba divers that come up to fast from the bottom of the ocean. This is harmless and will go away.
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Air in breast implants at high altitude
I have to admit I am skeptical, and the 'experiment' would be easy to replicate. The idea of air forming in the implant requires a pressure drop great enough to pull air out of solution in the saline fill, cavitation, much like the gas release as the top is removed from a carbonated solution. The 'air' in your case would be nitrogen, just like a diver who was saturated at depth and surfaced too fast. An interestnig idea we'll have to test out.
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