We're discussing whether or not breast implants can explode on planes. The simple answer is no. The quality of breast implants that are made today is extremely good. The shells are thick and the consistency of the silicone within the implants is of a high medical grade quality. Therefore, it would be incredibly difficult to rupture a breast implant after anything, changes in elevation, trauma, mammogram, whatever a woman is going to go through.
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Planes and implants don't mix — if you're the owner of Russia's largest fake boobs, that is. Model Irene Ferrari is suing a Swiss airline because she apparently sustained some damage to her size 44J chest when her Moscow-Zurich flight experienced turbulence. How, exactly, can turbulence injure an implant? Pravda , Russia's most established newspaper, has a pretty amazing English-translation piece that answers that question. Additionally and amusingly, it also suggests that even translated into English, Russian still sounds like, well. The accident occurred when Irene smacked the seat-back in front of her with her breast, causing an already-defective implant to rupture.
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But know that there are plenty of misconceptions that are associated with this surgical procedure. There have been far too many urban tales about breast implants, ranging from the believable to the downright absurd. One of the more fantastically farfetched is that the implant will explode once the plane reaches an altitude of 20, feet. With the popularity of breast implants, said to be roughly 1 in every 26 women in America having it, the planes would have been filled with exploding implants and that has not happened at all.
Watch fullscreen. Can my breast implant explode on a plane. Hourglass Plastic Surgeon. There have been far too many urban tales about breast implants, ranging from the believable to the downright absurd.