Saved By Her Breast Implants? Experts Say it’s Likely

Posted on March 1, 2010 | by

A plastic surgeon on the west coast has been talking publicly about his patient’s harrowing story of workplace violence, hoping that breast implant manufacturers will contribute supplies for the reconstructive surgery she needs.

Lydia Carranza’s breast implant deflated when she was shot in the chest last summer – an incident that claimed the life of her co-worker and left her with disfiguring scars.  When a man opened fire in the dental office where she worked, Lydia was shot twice: “The bullet fragments were millimeters from her heart and her vital organs,” said Dr. Ashkan Ghavami to the Los Angeles Times.

According to a firearms expert interviewed for the story, the deciding factor between life and death for Lydia may have been the presence of her saline breast implant.  Of course he goes on to tell readers they should not get “breast enhancements as a means to deflect a possible incoming bullet.”

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