Saved By Saline Implants: A Survival Story in the News

A surgeon on the west coast has spoken publicly about a dramatic story of workplace violence that left one of his patients with disfiguring scars and deflated breast implants.

Lydia Carranza was shot in the chest last summer during an incident that claimed the life of her co-worker, according to a story published in the Los Angeles Times. When a man opened fire in the dental office where Lydia worked, she was shot twice: “The bullet fragments were millimeters from her heart and her vital organs,” said Dr. Ashkan Ghavami.

According to a firearms expert interviewed for the story, what saved her life may have been the presence of Lydia’s saline breast implants.  Of course he goes on to tell readers they should not be getting “breast enhancements as a means to deflect a possible incoming bullet.”

Lydia’s surgeon is hoping her story will elicit a supply contribution from manufacturers of saline breast implants to help cover her reconstructive surgery.

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