Bullet proof chest? Yes you got that right. Usually it is bullet proof vest which saves life but in one of the rare cases a woman’s life was saved as the breast implants acted as shield and deflected the bullet.
Women was saved in US recently because of breast implants as the bullet deflected from it and did not pierce vital organs like heart and left lung. After getting shot patient walked into emergency in seemingly well state as she gave her history. Bullet entered the left breast and then ricocheted into right breast and broke right ribs. Bullet got deflected due to silicone breast implant.
There are two types of breast implants – saline filled and silicone filled. Both have a silicone outer shell. They can vary in size, shell thickness, shell surface texture and shape, and are typically implanted to increase breast size or to rebuild breast tissue, such as after a mastectomy or other damage to the breast.
Patient walked into emergency with Bullet wound, broken rib and an unscathed patient flummoxed the doctors. After X rays bullet was found inside left implant and patient was taken to operation theatre. After removing the implants and cleaning the pocket, patient was discharged on antibiotics.
Although bullet proof vest is still the safety net but in one of those rare cases breast implants saved a life.
Although this makes for an interesting read but it is always important for patient to check the credentials of Plastic Surgeon and to know about the types of breast implant with plane. Every breast augmentation procedure is customized as one size does not fit all.
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