Silicone breasts implants have saved a 30-year old woman from a gunshot, believe it or not.
Woman in Canada was walking down a street when seh started “feeling heat and pain” in her chest. She then noticed blood on her dress and promptly took herself to the emergency room where she was transferred to the hospital’s trauma center.
Doctor find out an amazing fact. She has been shot in the chest with the firearm. Amazing thing happened when the bullet was deflected away from her heart by her silicone breast implant.
“The silicone implant was likely responsible for deflecting the bullets trajectory and saving the women’s life,” write doctors in a case report published in Plastic Surgery Case Studies, describing the woman as being a “comfortable patient in no distress.”
A single entry wound in her left breast and high-resolution computer tomography (CT) scans determined that the ballistic had first entered the left breast – where “debris and air” were found – and was deflected by the silicone implant before entering the right breast where the implant was found in a “completely flipped position.” Doctors inspected the breast area to ensure that no other damage had occurred before removing both implants.
“Based on trajectory of bullet entry clinically and evaluation radiologically, the only source of bullet deflection of the bullet is the left breast implant. This implant overlies the heart and intrathoracic cavity and therefore likely saved the women’s life,” write the doctors.
Doctors have advised the woman not to get new implants for another six months. Officials are currently investigating the shooting and at the time of publication, no firearm has been recovered and the shooter remains unknown.