Is it possible to rupture your breast implants with side sleeping?

I had my breast augmentation on January 16th. So far I haven't had any complications. However, I would like to know if there is a risk of rupture with side sleeping. I haven't found any information about it and it scares me that the pressure can make the implants rupture.

Answers from doctors (4)


More About Doctor Michelle Roughton, MD

Published on Nov 26, 2019

No, there is no link between side sleeping and implant rupture. Get comfy!

Answered by Michelle Roughton, MD (View Profile)

No, there is no link between side sleeping and implant rupture. Get comfy!

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor Harry Glassman, M.D.

Published on Sep 05, 2018

Sleeping on your side will not predispose you to rupture your implant. Silicone implants tend to resist rupture for approximately 15 years. There is no correlation between rupture or implant shell fatigue and the position in which the patient sleeps.

Answered by Harry Glassman, M.D. (View Profile)

Sleeping on your side will not predispose you to rupture your implant. Silicone implants tend to resist rupture for approximately 15 years. There is no correlation between rupture or implant shell fatigue and the position in which the patient sleeps.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


More About Doctor Joseph Cruise, MD

Published on Sep 05, 2018

There is no data to show that side sleeping puts you at a higher risk for an implant rupture. Ruptures are very rare and tend to occur due to the age of an implant or trauma. In my opinion, you can sleep in any position that is comfortable for you without worry.

Answered by Joseph Cruise, MD (View Profile)

There is no data to show that side sleeping puts you at a higher risk for an implant rupture. Ruptures are very rare and tend to occur due to the age of an implant or trauma. In my opinion, you can sleep in any position that is comfortable for you without worry.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


The risks of side sleeping (in the early post-op period) is not implant rupture but rather a displacement. Implants themselves are very durable. The pressure applied to the implant can distort the pocket before a capsule has had time to form, thus resulting in malposition.

As always, discuss your concerns with a board-certified plastic surgeon (ABPS).

Answered by The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery (View Profile)

The risks of side sleeping (in the early post-op period) is not implant rupture but rather a displacement. Implants themselves are very durable. The pressure applied to the implant can distort the pocket before a capsule has had time to form, thus resulting in malposition.

As always, discuss your concerns with a board-certified plastic surgeon (ABPS).

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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