• Cold Breast Implants

    Asked by Nancebeth on Thursday, January 31, 2013

    Cold Breast Implants

    I live in Florida and it really never gets TOO cold here, however, we have a few cold nights. My implants get really really cold and since they are directly under the skin with no fat or muscle over them, they never really warm up. So, I can't really get warm either. I have been putting those hand warmers used for hiking or camping inside my sports bra and this helps, but I was wondering if anyone had any experience with this and found any other useful products.

    The good thing about the hand warmers is they stay warm for 10 hours. The bad thing is that they are small. The nursing mom products that warm up don't stay warm long enough.

    8 Answers from the Community

    8 answers
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Nancy, I will have to say that is a problem I never would have thought there would be in a 100 years. Just goes to show you that when we beat the cancer, there is something else standing around the corner to kick us in the knee and say "you just thought you were done"!

      Good luck to you, I hope you find a solution.

      about 4 years ago
    • karen1956's Avatar
      karen1956

      I have silicone implants and when I first had them, they felt cold when it was cold outside....my chest will feel tight like its contracting when its cold out.....I wear a cotton cami under my tops, so its a close fitting layer next to my body and I think this helps......

      about 4 years ago
    • Nomadicme's Avatar
      Nomadicme

      I haven't experienced this, not to say that they're not cold. I just have so many hot flashes that a little cold probably helps (just touched them, they do feel cool lol)

      about 4 years ago
    • MsScribe's Avatar
      MsScribe

      Mine are silicone and always colds too. I think you might want to check with your doc about the hand warmers...not sure if the heat would damage the implant over time?

      I use a rice pack that has been warmed in the microwave. They are easier to warm and stays warm for a long time, plus it larger than hand warmers. But I also recommend layers of clothing and I wear down vests a lot in the winter. Like Karen, I feel my muscles and implants contract when its cold - kind of an odd sensation really!

      I also have hot flashes and some times in the summer, here in the steamy south, those cooler implants are a blessing LOL

      Here's an upside to the problem: I have so much scar tissue and nerve damage that i can't always feel the hot or cold. At least you can still tell the difference :-) I like to look for the little blessings LOL

      about 4 years ago
    • MsScribe's Avatar
      MsScribe

      Mine are silicone and always colds too. I think you might want to check with your doc about the hand warmers...not sure if the heat would damage the implant over time?

      I use a rice pack that has been warmed in the microwave. They are easier to warm and stays warm for a long time, plus it larger than hand warmers. But I also recommend layers of clothing and I wear down vests a lot in the winter. Like Karen, I feel my muscles and implants contract when its cold - kind of an odd sensation really!

      I also have hot flashes and some times in the summer, here in the steamy south, those cooler implants are a blessing LOL

      Here's an upside to the problem: I have so much scar tissue and nerve damage that i can't always feel the hot or cold. At least you can still tell the difference :-) I like to look for the little blessings LOL

      about 4 years ago
    • Nancebeth's Avatar
      Nancebeth

      I talked to my PS and he said the hand warmers are fine. I don't have much sensation but I can feel when they are cold!

      about 4 years ago
    • Sanditee's Avatar
      Sanditee

      I am glad i am not the only one that has that problem. Great tip on the Hand Warner's I will give them a try.

      about 4 years ago
    • RMR's Avatar
      RMR

      I thought I was imagining this. Glad to know its a real phenomenon.

      about 4 years ago

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