What happens to breast implants in buried corpses?

What happens to breast implants in buried corpses?

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pythagoras asked:

When a person with silicon breast implants dies, and they are buried, do their fake boobs just stay in the ground. And also, If a person is cremated, do they have to remove them do to air pollution concerns.

If a person does have fake boobs, shouldn’t they be removed at the funeral home and be disposed of as industrial waste?
I was just curious btw, and no i don’t have better things to think about, i thought it was a fairly legitimate concern. I have a very active mind and I always think about these sorts of things. I apologize if I offended anyone. Thanks for all the serious answers though.

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Posted in Qns & Ans on Mar 28th, 2011, 9:10 am by plastic_surgery_world   

10 Responses

  1. drphilfan
    May 20th, 2010 | 4:30 pm

    Don’t you have better things to think about? This is a very silly question!!

  2. spider
    May 23rd, 2010 | 7:31 pm

    They are buried with the deceased and will be the only thing left of the person.lol…later archeologist wont have to work to hard to determine the sex of the person. But, they are removed for cremation along with pacemackers and any foreign objects in the body so as to not damage the ovens.

  3. James S
    May 25th, 2010 | 4:53 am

    They are taken out before burial so that they can be re-used

  4. yourfantasygirl2006
    May 25th, 2010 | 8:43 pm

    The first guy sounds like he knows what he’s talking about. but it is a very interesting question. not the usual boring stuff!!

  5. sophieb
    May 28th, 2010 | 4:24 pm

    my thoughts on that are that things like watches, rings, hearing aids, etc. are removed from the corpse before it goes into the casket, I would think any implants would be removed as well.

    When a nurse or cna works with living people and syringes or anything that comes in contact with fluids is encountered then it those things are put into a plastic bag and the EPA takes care of its disposal, so I assume a pathologist would do the same with the implants.

  6. EnviroDude
    May 30th, 2010 | 10:18 pm

    The preservatives that funeral homes put in bodies are a greater source of pollution to the environment than the silicone sealed in plastic sacks.

    Lead lined coffins are an additional source of pollutants in graveyards as it will leach into the groundwater with the formaldehydes and other chemicals.

    When purchasing property near or next to a graveyard, you would want to check the groundwater for various chemicals and metals.

  7. Reagan
    June 1st, 2010 | 1:25 pm

    They stay exactly where they are unless the person was autopsied. They pose absolutely no risk what-so-ever (most are saline and not sicilone, anyways). There would be no reason to remove them before cremation, that is unneccessary mutilation of the body. If you come with implants, you leave with implants.

  8. K M
    June 1st, 2010 | 3:08 pm

    Are you looking for some on the black market?? Are these for you or a friend. What size. I agree with the first answer you got for this question.

  9. Amy L
    June 2nd, 2010 | 3:36 am

    You seem to have far too much spare time on your hands to think of a macabre question like this.

    Maybe you could get a job at a mortuary and find out.

  10. sandra
    July 20th, 2011 | 9:57 pm

    I don’t think.its silly. I’m curious about it too. I also have an active imaginative mind. Thank you for posting the topic.

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