As the LA Times points out, the plastic surgeon claiming that D-cup breast implants saved shooting victim Lydia Carranza’s life has an axe to grind. So to speak. “Cosmetic surgeon {Dr. Ashkan Ghavami] hopes to drum up support to defray the costs of Carranza’s reconstructive surgery. ‘She’s just one lucky woman,’ said Dr. Ghavami, who says he will perform the surgery for next to nothing but has urged Carranza to tell her story in hopes of getting implant companies to donate the supplies.” Define “next to nothing.” It gets sillier from there. “Scott Reitz, a firearms instructor and deadly-force expert witness with 30 years’ experience in the LAPD, said that, although he was not involved in the case, the scenario Ghavami describes is entirely plausible. ‘Common sense would dictate that any time you have something that interrupts the velocity of the projectile, it would benefit the object it was trying to strike,’ he said. And because a saline implant is like a high-pressure bag full of salt water, it probably would provide more resistance than plain flesh, he said. ‘I don’t want to say a boob job is the equivalent of a bulletproof vest,’ he added. ‘So don’t go getting breast enhancements as a means to deflect a possible incoming bullet.'” Perish the thought.


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