Respectful Insolence

The wrong reason to get breast implants

I bet that this probably isn’t applicable to too many women:

One Israeli woman has received an unexpected boost from her breast implants during the Lebanon war — the silicone embeds saved her life during a Hezbollah rocket attack, a doctor said.

“This is an extraordinary case, but it’s a fact that the silicone implants prevented her from a more serious and deeper wound,” Jacky Govrin, of the hospital in Nahariya that treated the woman, told army radio Tuesday.

“The young woman went through surgery two years ago to have a larger chest,” he said. “During the war she was wounded in the chest by shrapnel” that got stuck in the implants instead of penetrating further.

The woman did not emerge from her ordeal completely unscathed, however.

“The shrapnel was removed but the implant had to be replaced,” Govrin said.

Comments

  1. #1 J-Dog
    August 16, 2006

    There are so many comments I could make….

  2. #2 frumious b
    August 16, 2006

    and the right reason is…

  3. #3 somnilista, FCD
    August 16, 2006

    They can do the implant exchange through the shrapnel path.

  4. #4 somnilista, FCD
    August 16, 2006

    Maybe this explains why the US military was offering free plastic surgery to recruits

  5. #5 SLC
    August 16, 2006

    Off topic: Are you going to comment on the latest court decision concerning Abraham Cherrix?

  6. #6 Greg P
    August 16, 2006

    Alternative world explanations:

    1. She would not have been injured without the implants, but because of their weight, she was slowed down in her escape.

    2. She would not have been injured except for the fact that she turned sideways, making her a larger target for the shrapnel.

  7. #7 Orac
    August 16, 2006

    Off topic: Are you going to comment on the latest court decision concerning Abraham Cherrix?

    Yes.

    Stay tuned.

  8. #8 John Wilkins
    August 16, 2006

    There’s a market niche here for Kevlar implants…

  9. #9 Jonathan Dresner
    August 16, 2006

    There’s a market niche here for Kevlar implants

    Wouldn’t it make more sense to do the implants as a ribcage replacement/supplement? I suppose you could do the augmentation at the same time, since you’re already there….

  10. #10 South Park Covered This
    August 16, 2006

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