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Saline Implants May Have Shielded Her From Incoming Bullet

By March 1, 2010 No Comments

Recently published in the LATimes was a story of dramatic workplace violence that left a woman in California with scars and deflated breast implants. Her plastic surgeon is now hoping the story will elicit a contribution of supplies from implant manufacturers, to contribute to her reconstructive surgery procedure.

When a man opened fire in the dental office where Lydia Carranza worked last year, she was shot twice: The bullet fragments were millimeters from her heart and her vital organs, said Dr. Ashkan Ghavami. The shooter also claimed the life of her co-worker.

According to a firearms expert interviewed for the story, what saved Lydia’s life may have been the presence of her saline breast implants. Of course he advises against getting breast enhancements as a means to deflect a possible incoming bullet.

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