(Image Source: Stylite.com)

 

BY CHRISTINA HONAN


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Breast implants save lives! No, really. A 40-year-old Moscow woman has her enormous enhancements to thank after her husband attempted to stab her through the heart. Gather.com explains:

 

“Instead of the blade stabbing her in the heart, as apparently the enraged man intended, her silicone implant deflected the blade, saving her from bleeding to death.”

 

Ironically, the woman got the cosmetic surgery five years ago — at the request of her husband. Not only did the impressive implants protect her against attempted murder, the state-of-the-art gel didn’t even leak or lose its shape in the process. MayoClinic.com explains the dangers.

 

“The major problem associated with ruptured silicone breast implants is the formation of scar tissue in the breast. If the rupture isn't addressed, the scar tissue can lead to pain and changes in the shape of the breast.”

 

This isn’t the first time implants have doubled as body armor. Women have survived everything from gunshot wounds to animal attacks with the help of fake boobs. A plastic surgeon explains to CBS how one woman’s implant stopped a bullet:

 

Dr. Ghavami: “Kind of like a bumper on a car. It impacted and that took the hit first.”
Reporter: “Dr. Ghavami believes that the breast implants that increased and lifted Lydia’s breasts were a factor in her survival.”


According to Fox News, one woman even credits her boob job with saving her during a terrorist attack:

 

“A 24-year-old Israeli woman is crediting an extra layer of protection for saving her life during a Hezbollah rocket attack... But it wasn't body armor that stopped the projectile, it was her breast implants. Doctors say the shrapnel lodged in the woman's two-year-old silicone implants, just inches from her heart.”

 

So — should we all be investing in the silicone saviors? LAPD deadly-force expert Scott Reitz said that it is entirely possible that implants provide more resistance than flesh, but warns women not to count on it.

 

"I don't want to say a boob job is the equivalent of a bulletproof vest. So don't go getting breast enhancements as a means to deflect a possible incoming bullet."

 

A Stylite blogger agrees, pointing out any surgery has plenty of risks of its own:

 

“Even with overwhelming evidence that these things can stop bullets, knives and flaming pieces of metal from ending your time on Earth, we still think elective surgery is just that: totally not essential.”

 

The 40-year-old Moscow woman might disagree. Russian newspaper Pravda reports surgeons have successfully operated on the woman and she is expected to make a full recovery. Currently, there are no reports on charges against the husband. 

 

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Oct 5, 2011

Moscow Woman Saved by Breast Implants

(Image Source: Stylite.com)

 

BY CHRISTINA HONAN


You're watching multisource global video news analysis from Newsy.

 

Breast implants save lives! No, really. A 40-year-old Moscow woman has her enormous enhancements to thank after her husband attempted to stab her through the heart. Gather.com explains:

 

“Instead of the blade stabbing her in the heart, as apparently the enraged man intended, her silicone implant deflected the blade, saving her from bleeding to death.”

 

Ironically, the woman got the cosmetic surgery five years ago — at the request of her husband. Not only did the impressive implants protect her against attempted murder, the state-of-the-art gel didn’t even leak or lose its shape in the process. MayoClinic.com explains the dangers.

 

“The major problem associated with ruptured silicone breast implants is the formation of scar tissue in the breast. If the rupture isn't addressed, the scar tissue can lead to pain and changes in the shape of the breast.”

 

This isn’t the first time implants have doubled as body armor. Women have survived everything from gunshot wounds to animal attacks with the help of fake boobs. A plastic surgeon explains to CBS how one woman’s implant stopped a bullet:

 

Dr. Ghavami: “Kind of like a bumper on a car. It impacted and that took the hit first.”
Reporter: “Dr. Ghavami believes that the breast implants that increased and lifted Lydia’s breasts were a factor in her survival.”


According to Fox News, one woman even credits her boob job with saving her during a terrorist attack:

 

“A 24-year-old Israeli woman is crediting an extra layer of protection for saving her life during a Hezbollah rocket attack... But it wasn't body armor that stopped the projectile, it was her breast implants. Doctors say the shrapnel lodged in the woman's two-year-old silicone implants, just inches from her heart.”

 

So — should we all be investing in the silicone saviors? LAPD deadly-force expert Scott Reitz said that it is entirely possible that implants provide more resistance than flesh, but warns women not to count on it.

 

"I don't want to say a boob job is the equivalent of a bulletproof vest. So don't go getting breast enhancements as a means to deflect a possible incoming bullet."

 

A Stylite blogger agrees, pointing out any surgery has plenty of risks of its own:

 

“Even with overwhelming evidence that these things can stop bullets, knives and flaming pieces of metal from ending your time on Earth, we still think elective surgery is just that: totally not essential.”

 

The 40-year-old Moscow woman might disagree. Russian newspaper Pravda reports surgeons have successfully operated on the woman and she is expected to make a full recovery. Currently, there are no reports on charges against the husband. 

 

Transcript by Newsy.

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