ASK DR NOVOA – I recently got breast implants but am worried because I heard they can explode if I get on a plane. Is there any truth to this?

NO!

I hear this all the time. This myth has been most recently promoted by the TV SHOW on Spike TV, called “1000 Ways to Die.” It is theoretical possible to rupture an implant with a significant amount of pressure ; however, the level of atmospheric pressure necessary to rupture an implant would have to be so great that it would cause the death of the person from other organ damage.

Again, exploding implants during a plane flight is not possible with either saline or silicone implants. So enjoy ur flight to Disneyland without fear. And feel free to skydive without a worry!!!

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