Coming out of LA last week was a dramatic story of workplace violence that left one woman dead and another with scars and deflated breast implants. Lydia Carranza’s surgeon is now hoping her survival story will elicit a supply contribution from implant manufacturers, to offset the cost of her reconstructive surgery.
When a man opened fire in the dental office where Lydia worked last summer, 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 Lydia’s life may have been the presence of her saline breast implants. Of course he advises against getting “breast enhancements as a means to deflect a possible incoming bullet.”
Read more about this story here on NBC Los Angeles