Can my breast implants pop or rupture if my boyfriend lays on me?

Can my breast implants pop or rupture if my boyfriend lays on me?

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Kelly H. asked:

I want to get breast implants, probably silicone under the muscle. How strong are they? Will they pop if my boyfriend lays on me (he’s around 180 lbs) or if i lay on my stomach or do something rough with them? I know this question sounds funny, but I don’t know the answer lol.

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Posted in Qns & Ans on Apr 4th, 2011, 9:12 am by plastic_surgery_world   

6 Responses

  1. WhoKnows
    May 22nd, 2010 | 5:58 am

    I have been told they can take the force of a head on collision in a car… have had a big boy lay on me and mine never popped!!! Lol…

  2. echo852
    May 24th, 2010 | 11:48 am

    I can’t remember which TV show I saw it on (Mythbusters maybe… could’ve been Manswers), but they can take an EXTREME amount of force before rupturing. I wouldn’t be concerned with them rupturing from your boyfriend laying on them. :)

  3. dancer55
    May 27th, 2010 | 2:58 pm

    Only if you are doing 300lb bench presses and drop the weights on your chest. Or maybe if you take on former wrestling star Chyna she my cause a

  4. SJG
    May 30th, 2010 | 12:46 pm

    do you really think they would be legal if they were thin enough to pop if your dude laid on top of you??? they’re made to withstand anything you throw at them for years and years to come, i think you’re okay. its not like 180 lbs is that heavy a guy anyway…..

  5. wtfkrss
    May 30th, 2010 | 8:25 pm

    Implants are made to be just as strong as normal breasts. Unless your normal breasts will pop, then implants will not pop.


  6. tiredsurgeon
    June 2nd, 2010 | 9:20 pm

    Can implants rupture? Sure. Can implants rupture because someone lays on top of you? No way. The shells that surround implants these days are very strong. If you’re going to get silicone, it doesn’t really matter all that much if they do rupture because modern silicone implants are cohesive silicone rather than liquid silicone (imagine jello or a gummy bear rather than motor oil). Even if the implant shell ruptures, the silicone stays put within the scar capsule that your body form around it. Saline implants, if they rupture, leak the saline into the scar pocket and it gets reabsorbed, so those implants will deflate if ruptured and you’ll need to replace them.

    Definitely go under the muscle with your implants. Implants placed above the muscle can obscure up to 40% of breast tissue on mammography and since 11% of women in the US will someday develop breast cancer and mammography is the current screening method of choice, you’ll want the implant to be in a location that doesn’t interfere with mammography. Plus, I personally think the implants sit better when they’re under the muscle.

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