Here's an unusual risk of playing paintball: A British woman's breast implant reportedly exploded after she was hit in the chest by a paintball, which can travel at 190 mph. Perhaps this particular incident should be filed under "dangers of implants" rather than the "dangers of paintball." After all, it would not be the first time that high-impact events have caused breast implants to explode. Among the odd cases: A Bulgarian woman's implants reportedly ruptured in a car accident, acting somewhat like an airbag and potentially saving her life. Then there was Lydia Carranza, shot in the chest in 2009 by an assailant while working at a Simi Valley dental office. A Beverly Hills cosmetic surgeon claimed that Carranza's implant kept the bullet fragments from reaching her heart and vital organs. Moral of the story? If you absolutely have to get breast implants, avoid any potentially high-impact activities.
Donna McWilliam / Associated Press
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