A 56-year-old member asked:
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Could female firefighters not get breast implants due to the extreme heat that they are subjected to?

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Dr. Tim Neavin
18 years experience in Plastic Surgery
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.
Answered on Jun 10, 2013
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