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A 49-year-old member asked:

Could female firefighters not get breast implants due to the extreme heat that they are subjected to?

5 doctor answers13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tim Neavin
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Great question!: There have been a few cases of tissue burns from women with silicone implants in very hot steam rooms. The heat conductive properties of silicone is different than the body. Theoretically, yes, one can sustain heat damage, but it is very unlikely, historically speaking.
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Not Likely.: I have not heard of this being a problem for female firefighters.
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Dr. Kenneth Bemudez
Surgery - Plastics 30 years experience
Firefighters are hot: I've successfully placed breast implants in police and firefighting women. There is not an issue with extreme heat and damage to the implant. A general rule is that it doesn't affect your skin and breast tissue it is unlikely to affect your implants.
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Dr. Azita Madjidi
Surgery - Plastics 31 years experience
They can: The heat will not melt breast implants.
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
A myth: Women firefighters can most certainly get breast implants if they choose to!
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