Here are five of the strangest questions about cosmetic surgery and breast procedures, and Dr. Jeff Popp’s responses.
- If someone squeezes your implants too hard during sex, can they burst or change shape?
Nothing is foolproof, but if you squeezed a woman’s implants that hard, she would stop you as soon as the pain kicked in, meaning BEFORE the implants ruptured.
That said, it is possible to rupture an implant.
“I had a patient who was in a car accident. She hit the steering wheel and her implants did rupture,” Dr. Popp said. “And then there was the volleyball player who dove for a ball, landed on her chest and ruptured her implant.”
But these are extreme cases. He said a rupture is not an explosion. A ruptured implant is one that has a tear and slowly leaks fluid.
- Could breast reduction cause your breasts to be different sizes or shapes?
Well, since breasts usually aren’t the same size going into the procedure, there’s a good chance your breasts will still be different sizes after a breast reduction, Dr. Popp said.
“Taking fat out of breasts during a reduction procedure is not an exact science where you know precisely how much you’re taking. So, yes, they could end up different sizes,” he said.
“And it’s also possible that, even if you start with the right bigger than the left, your left breast could end up bigger than the right after a reduction.”
- Could I lose sensation in my breasts or nipples if I get implants?
“It’s a seven to 10 percent possibility of sensation loss. Part of it depends on where the incision is made,” Dr. Popp said. “Some people feel there’s more chance of permanent numbness if the incision is made around the nipple as opposed to below or through the armpit or belly button.”
But he said it doesn’t matter what incision is used, the size of the implant, who surgeon is or how the procedure is done, the nerve that provides sensation to the nipple can be damaged when you get implants.
- Can breast implants freeze in negative temperatures?
“Not without the person freezing, too. I would say ‘no’ if the person is alive,” he said.
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