Will Breast Implants Freeze in Cold Weather?

If you live in a place that has very cold winters, is there any danger of your implants freezing because of the cold temperatures?

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Cold Weather and Breast Implants

No, the breast implants will not freeze in cold weather.  The implants are placed under the pectoralis muscle and therefore it would be at your body temperature.



I hate the cold weather so I would move to the south immediately!!!  In all seriousness, the only way they would freeze is if the rest of you froze as well. Other than normal precautions in very cold weather, you have nothing to worry about

Freezing Breast Implants

While women may feel that their breast implants are cold in freezing weather, the implants themselves always remain within a few degrees of body temperature.   In the cold the body preserves its heat by increasing blood flow to vital organs and decreasing blood flow to the extremities and skin.   The sensation is the same feeling that one would have with cold hands or feet in similar weather.

Adam Hamawy, MD
Princeton Plastic Surgeon
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Breast implants get cold in colder weather

Your implants will not warm and cool at the same rate as your breast tissues. Women that I have skied with that have breast implants report feeling colder on very cold days. I have not read reports of breast implants 'freezing' - if you are stuck in weather that makes silicone freeze solid, then you have a serious climate issue to contend with.

Freezing implants

Implants won't freeze because your body temperature surrounding the implant will prevent that. Sometimes the surrounding tissues may be thin and so the implants might feel cooler.

Breast Implants Won't Freeze in Cold Weather

Your implants will be placed under your body's soft tissue.  Your body's temperature is usually around 98.6 F.  Your body's natural temperature will keep them from freezing.

Jeffrey J. Roth, MD, FACS
Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
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No, breast implants will not freeze

The implants are in your body, and your core body temperature will keep them warm despite the outside weather.

Adil Ceydeli, MD
Panama City Plastic Surgeon
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Breast implants will not freeze

Breast implants will not freeze in cold weather.  The breast implants will be maintained at or near your core body temperature.

Richard H. Fryer, MD
Salt Lake City Plastic Surgeon
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Breast implants will not freeze in winter.  Because silicone gel retains heat and cold longer than your on natural body tissues, your breasts will feel colder than the rest of your body when you come in out of the cold.


Will implants freeze in cold weather

It is impossible for breast implants to freeze once they have been placed within the body. They may, however, feel colder at times than normal breast tissue, especially in thin breasted women. Since they are now apart of the body they adopt they same temperature as the rest of the body.

Robert M. Jensen, MD
Medford Plastic Surgeon
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