Do breast implants make you float? Will it save you from drowning?
Those are some questions that a few may have wondered about breast implants at some point.
Here’s the thing, breast implants are NOT a floatation device. They will not make you buoyant, nor are they a suitable alternative for a life vest.
“Breast implants are different from the weight of the natural breast, but not by much. While fatty tissue weighs slightly less than water, saline will, as mentioned, weighs roughly the same, and silicone, slightly more. “
“The differences between the natural tissue and a breast implant are minor, and, to the untrained eye, virtually undetectable.”
While breast implants are naturally buoyant (as seen in the video), “when placed in the body, however, the buoyancy of breast implants demonstrated by benchtop testing becomes irrelevant. Post-surgery breasts are no more likely to drown you than they are to save you from drowning.”
So, to answer the question above, no, breast implants will NOT make you float, and it will NOT save you from drowning.
Now, if you know someone who says they want to get large implants to have a built-in life-jacket, you can conclusively tell them to take some swimming lessons instead. 😅