Paintball Shot Ruptures Woman's Breast Implant
From Fox News:
A woman’s breast implant ruptured after she was shot in the chest last week with a paintball pellet, The Sun reports.
The 26-year-old’s soft-gel implant ruptured when the paintball hit her breast at 190 mph.
The injury is believed to be the first of its kind, according to the paper.
A spokesman for UKPaintball — which runs the Paintzone Paintball Park near Croydon, South London, where the accident happened — said: "Part of the fun of paintball is that it hurts a bit when you get shot, but in all the years we've been going we've never seen an incident like this.
"It came as a real surprise to hear that a woman had her implant burst at one of our centers."
The spokesman told The Sun that women with breast implants will be given extra padding in the future to prevent similar injuries.
Douglas McGeorge, the former president of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, revealed the bizarre injury could cost the woman £3,000, or about $4,900.
Click to read more on this story from The Sun
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/08/28/paintball-ruptures-womans-breast-implant/#ixzz1WLq77cRo
There have been several articles about this in various magazines over the years. I know Scenario News ran one on women getting shot in the breasts and their are several protection devices that women should check into whether they have breast implants or not. If you have a female that means anything to you and she play paintball, you really might want to check into these devices. Who knows, maybe Shooting Hot will run some articles on protective gear for women, hint hint.
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