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Cold implants - freeze risk?
Posted by LG on September 10, 2016, 3:11 pmUser logged in as post
I have recently received anatomical sub-muscle implants following prophylactic bilateral mastectomy. I plan on an active, outdoor lifestyle in regions of sub-zero temperatures. I have little to no feeling over each new breast. The skin is cooler to the touch than the rest of my chest. Is there any risk of the thin skin getting frostbite? Are there any extra precautions I need to take or consider when camping or backpacking during cold winter months?