A more unusual accident succeeded in worrying the owners of breast implants: the silicones of a Russian girl simply exploded during a transatlantic flight. This raises the question: Is height pressure a real danger for breast implants, or is this just a myth?
What happened to the Russian woman? Do silicones give in to the pressure in the flight cabin, or does the silicone explosion just remain an urban myth?
“I do not think the flight was the cause. Probably the woman had problems with the implants and before the flight, and the pressure in the cabin made things worse,” said one of the doctors who treated the woman.
Correct, experts agree that flying by plane cannot lead to the explosion of silicones. In addition, it cannot be about the blast but a leak of liquid. This is especially the case for more implanted implants, which were prone to such accidents.
This is rarely the case with new, state-of-the-art implants. However, it is true that after breast implants surgery, women should take extra care of themselves and should avoid areas with high pressure, which can increase their tension.
Many patients ask how fast postoperatively they can fly the plane without the implant exploding. It has nothing to do with the trip to the flight with the eventual implant rupture. Airplanes are pressurized, meaning that the air in the plane differs from the one we breathe on the ground every day, so there is no potential danger of traveling by plane for implant holders.
Traveling can be perfectly safe if you follow your surgeon’s advice. Aftercare for breast implants is very important, especially if you are planning to travel immediately after your full recovery. Here are some simple suggestions for flying after breast augmentation surgery:
Apart from these, traveling by plane or not, you should always take into account the doctor’s advice until about 1-2 months after the operation, so as not to have unpleasant surprises. Do not expose to the sun or go to the solarium for at least six months after the surgery.
The post-operative massage should be strictly followed up to 3 months after the operation. Most important: do not come up with preconceived ideas about the size and shape of the implant!