Sunbathing or tanning at salons should not cause any damage to the implant but it may affect the way that the scars heal. If you start tanning too early after your breast surgery it can increase your risk of hyperpigmentation which is when patches of skin become darker than the surrounding skin. It can take up to a year for your scar to fully mature so exposing it to direct sun light or tanning rays on a sunbed can cause pigmentation and you may find that your scar heals darker.
If you do visit a sunbed or are sunbathing within a year after your surgery then we highly recommend covering your scars with tape or a swimsuit and not just sunscreen.
Our surgeons here at The Private Clinic are experts in scar care and will give you full advice on how to achieve the best result post-surgery.