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Old 03-27-2012, 11:39 AM   #1
 
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Do you use infrared saunas? (apparently it's not allowed??)

Hi ladies, before my BA, I used infrared saunas at my yoga studio regularly. There are many health benefits to the detoxing infrared saunas provide. I was shocked when I was told in my pre-op appointment that women with implants shouldn't use the infrared sauna. Apparently the regular steam sauna is fine but, because the heat penetration of the infrared is deeper, they recommend against it for those with implants. Something to do with heating up the implant and it storing the heat longer than your body would and, potentially, having an effect on the integrity of the implant.

Upon further research, I read that the silicone pouch and/or filling doesn't mealt until 200 degrees Celsius (you'd be dead before 100 so its no where near that in the sauna) and some say you can use the IR sauna but just watch that it isn't uncomfortable. There are conflicting reports on both sides and there haven't been any conclusive studies on the effects of IR saunas on breast implants....

So... I want to hear from you! Do you use the IR sauna post BA? Do you notice anything weird like you boobs being uncomfortable or hot for prolonged periods after the sauna? Do you feel sick? Anything?

And if anyone has any research they can point out, I'd love to read it.

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Old 04-28-2012, 11:56 AM   #2
 
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i wish someone would answer this question, because i would love to know as well. i have been trying to keep up my immune system, and heard infrared sauna is great for it. then i read about being careful with any kind of implant. i asked dr. revis, and will wait to see what he says.
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Old 04-28-2012, 03:48 PM   #3
 
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Wow! This is something I hadn't thought about...looked all through my paperwork and it's not mentioned anywhere! Thanks for bringing this up, I will be asking my PS for sure.
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Old 04-28-2012, 03:54 PM   #4
 
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I'd like to know too. I use the infrared sauna at my gym, even pay extra for it.
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:13 PM   #5
 
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I wish our gym had one! Been searching to find a decent place in Colorado. (So if anyone knows of one, that would be great!)

I see that some info has to give a warning, but then says it is probably fine. I will wait to hear what Dr. Revis thinks.
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I've had my silicone implants for 12 years. Just went for a mammogram & had ultrasound & found out that I have some silicone in my right armpit. I have been using infrared saunas for over a year and hope that wasn't the cause! But I'm very active, run, lift weights (pretty heavy too) & do hot yoga. I came across this forum searching for the answer myself.

I have an appt. with a plastic surgeon on Tue. 11/13/12 & I will find out. I hope that it's safe to use infrared saunas as they are extremely beneficial..I bought one! But I also run on Kangoo Jumps & about 5 months ago, we were doing a farmers market & I had these boots on for 4 hours & apparently didn't have enough support because my breasts were painful (sharp pains radiating through them) for 4 days after & think that could have been cause of rupture. As soon as I find out more info. I will post.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:44 PM   #7
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I also have an infrared sauna at our gym. I really don't use it as much as i should! I totally had to google what kangaroo jumps were lol!! I've never heard anything about not being able to use the sauna though....have to ask my PS. Wouldn't a hot tub be worse then the Infrared sauna???
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I use infra red saunas 4 months before surgery and now it's been almost 2 months post surgery. I asked dr.revis and he said its fine
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I also own a infra red and I am 5 weeks post op and have been shy to use it. I used it with Saline, of course no problem. My PS was not aware of issues with the InfraRed and no one ever asked about it, So they called Allegan...and they said yes the Implants will heat up and they do not make a recommendation on it...(they melt at extreme temp) So my PS said go in at my own risk. And if I do be very careful.
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I also have an infrared sauna at our gym. I really don't use it as much as i should! I totally had to google what kangaroo jumps were lol!! I've never heard anything about not being able to use the sauna though....have to ask my PS. Wouldn't a hot tub be worse then the Infrared sauna???
No, Infra Red heats you from the inside and the implants silicone heats up unlike metal type implants, or saline...they reflex heat.
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Went on 2 consultations & both docs said infrared was fine
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Any updated info?

Hi Ladies!
I'm resurrecting this old thread...



Has anyone heard any updated info on the safety of Infrared Saunas and silicone breast implants? I'm talking about use after the implants are totally healed, obviously using it before wouldn't be allowed.

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Hi Ladies!
I'm resurrecting this old thread...



Has anyone heard any updated info on the safety of Infrared Saunas and silicone breast implants? I'm talking about use after the implants are totally healed, obviously using it before wouldn't be allowed.

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Yes lets hear some more on this, I used the Sauna at my gym 3-4x week pre op and i had planned on using it just as much post op... Now i am nervous about it
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