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Size-D Implants Saved Woman's Life: Doctor

A firearms expert says it's possible, but saline implants aren't bulletproof vests

By JONATHAN LLOYD
Updated 8:51 AM PST, Thu, Feb 25, 2010

A Beverly Hills cosmetic surgeon says a woman's size-D breast implants might have saved her life when a gunman opened fire at her office.

Lydia Carranza was working at the Simi Valley dental office July 1 when her co-worker, the gunman's wife, was shot and killed.

Carranza was just a few feet away. She survived a gunshot to the chest, but the the bullet left a scar and deflated the implant.

"She's just one lucky woman," Dr. Ashkan Ghavami told the LA Times. "I saw the CT scan. The bullet fragments were millimeters from her heart and her vital organs. Had she not had the implant, she might not be alive today."

Ghavami told the Times he will perform the reconstructive surgery at a reduced cost. He'd like implant companies to donate supplies.

But a spokeswoman for the hospital at which Carranza was treated said it's not a medical issue.

"It's a ballistics issue," Kris Carraway, a spokeswoman for Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, told the Times. "The emergency physician who treated the patient was not aware of the breast implant having any impact or whether or not it saved her life."

An LAPD firearms instructor told the Times it's possible the implant interrupted the velocity of the bullet.

"I don't want to say a boob job is the equivalent of a bulletproof vest," Scott Reitz told the Times. "So don't go getting breast enhancements as a means to deflect a possible incoming bullet."

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QUOTE(Suck My Wake @ Feb 25 2010, 06:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>QUOTE(Sailor @ Feb 25 2010, 06:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>And they can help with flotation and are great therapy for carpal tunnel syndrom!


I think sailor is on to something here.

 

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QUOTE(Suck My Wake @ Feb 25 2010, 06:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>QUOTE(Sailor @ Feb 25 2010, 06:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>And they can help with flotation and are great therapy for carpal tunnel syndrom!


I think sailor is on to something here.


ironic. Boobs give you carple tunnel when younger, and when older they heal you. How sweet it is.
 

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Gee, then I guess it's too bad for MaRiela Paredes, the poor woman who was shot and KILLED. Apparently she didn't have big breast implants or body armor. Apparently, neither did her brother or the other woman that was critically wounded in the shooting.


The woman in question has also suffered quite a bit physically and emotionally as a result of her experience.

"On July 1, she (Lydia Carranza, the woman with the implants) was sitting at the front desk of Family Dental Care as usual when the husband of one of her co-workers marched into the office armed with a semiautomatic assault rifle, Carranza said.

His target was his wife, who had recently asked for a divorce.

Carranza said that when the wife's brother, who also worked at the office, tried to reason with him, the gunman shot him in the stomach. Carranza, crouching just a foot or two from the wife, heard the woman plead with her husband to stop and then turned her head away when he began shooting. The woman was killed...

...Jaime Paredes, the alleged shooter, awaits trial. He is being held without bail on numerous counts including murder and premeditated attempted murder."

Source: LA Times

See more here at the link below, including a photo of the deceased victim, MaRiela Paredes, 24, a beautiful young woman described as "a caring professional who was always trying to help patients." Oh yes, and she was the mother of a 7-year-old who now has no mother and a father facing major criminal charges and, at minimum, a long stretch in prison:

Source:Ventura County Star

I'm sorry, but as a former newspaper reporter who specialized in police and fire reporting, I don't find murder funny. As a human being, I don't find murder or attempted murder funny or something to joke about.

I am very proud of the working relationships that I had with the police and fire departments that I worked with. We had very good relationships built on trust and a proven track record that I was very accurate and fair and not out for sensational headlines. Because of that, I was given access to materials and information -- within the bounds of what could legally be shared with me -- that other media outlets could only have dreamed about. Many of those professionals I am proud to count among my friends and people in the general public, while often critical, have no idea what these people deal with on a regular basis.

While I did see a lot of stupid criminal acts in the reports I worked with that could make you chuckle, I also wrote many stories on murders and domestic assaults and I have seen crime scene photos that would make your blood run cold and wonder about the humanity of those who committed such acts.

I have written about people being shot, stabbed and beaten. I wrote about people being killed for the most senseless of reasons. I wrote about women being raped, women being beaten badly, women killed. One woman was shot by her boyfriend point blank with a shotgun, in the face if I remember correctly.

Also wrote about children being abused. I have seen the physical volumes of disgusting kiddie porn that were seized in one case. In another case, one little boy, 2, was bound and smothered by his father's girlfriend. I talked with my friends in the fire department who were themselves visibly shaken and traumatized by what they experienced and dealt with there trying to save that poor little boy. The child survived but only in a sense. He was left in a vegetative state. He just died a few weeks ago after being like that for YEARS and requiring round-the-clock care. The woman, already in prison, now faces new charges.

None of these instances is funny. There are times when "junior high humor" can be amusing. This is not one of those times. I have been accused recently of "taking all the fun" out of a thread. I have no problem with that here, as I suspect that, unless there are police officers or medics on this forum who have dealt with this kind of matter, I am among the few to have experienced this kind of material.

Again, not funny.
 

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QUOTE(River Passages @ Feb 25 2010, 11:18 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Gee, then I guess it's too bad for MaRiela Paredes, the poor woman who was shot and KILLED. Apparently she didn't have big breast implants or body armor. Apparently, neither did her brother or the other woman that was critically wounded in the shooting.


The woman in question has also suffered quite a bit physically and emotionally as a result of her experience.

"On July 1, she (Lydia Carranza, the woman with the implants) was sitting at the front desk of Family Dental Care as usual when the husband of one of her co-workers marched into the office armed with a semiautomatic assault rifle, Carranza said.

His target was his wife, who had recently asked for a divorce.

Carranza said that when the wife's brother, who also worked at the office, tried to reason with him, the gunman shot him in the stomach. Carranza, crouching just a foot or two from the wife, heard the woman plead with her husband to stop and then turned her head away when he began shooting. The woman was killed...

...Jaime Paredes, the alleged shooter, awaits trial. He is being held without bail on numerous counts including murder and premeditated attempted murder."

Source: LA Times

See more here at the link below, including a photo of the deceased victim, MaRiela Paredes, 24, a beautiful young woman described as "a caring professional who was always trying to help patients." Oh yes, and she was the mother of a 7-year-old who now has no mother and a father facing major criminal charges and, at minimum, a long stretch in prison:

Source:Ventura County Star

I'm sorry, but as a former newspaper reporter who specialized in police and fire reporting, I don't find murder funny. As a human being, I don't find murder or attempted murder funny or something to joke about.

I am very proud of the working relationships that I had with the police and fire departments that I worked with. We had very good relationships built on trust and a proven track record that I was very accurate and fair and not out for sensational headlines. Because of that, I was given access to materials and information -- within the bounds of what could legally be shared with me -- that other media outlets could only have dreamed about. Many of those professionals I am proud to count among my friends and people in the general public, while often critical, have no idea what these people deal with on a regular basis.

While I did see a lot of stupid criminal acts in the reports I worked with that could make you chuckle, I also wrote many stories on murders and domestic assaults and I have seen crime scene photos that would make your blood run cold and wonder about the humanity of those who committed such acts.

I have written about people being shot, stabbed and beaten. I wrote about people being killed for the most senseless of reasons. I wrote about women being raped, women being beaten badly, women killed. One woman was shot by her boyfriend point blank with a shotgun, in the face if I remember correctly.

Also wrote about children being abused. I have seen the physical volumes of disgusting kiddie porn that were seized in one case. In another case, one little boy, 2, was bound and smothered by his father's girlfriend. I talked with my friends in the fire department who were themselves visibly shaken and traumatized by what they experienced and dealt with there trying to save that poor little boy. The child survived but only in a sense. He was left in a vegetative state. He just died a few weeks ago after being like that for YEARS and requiring round-the-clock care. The woman, already in prison, now faces new charges.

None of these instances is funny. There are times when "junior high humor" can be amusing. This is not one of those times. I have been accused recently of "taking all the fun" out of a thread. I have no problem with that here, as I suspect that, unless there are police officers or medics on this forum who have dealt with this kind of matter, I am among the few to have experienced this kind of material.

Again, not funny.


I take it you are a "glass is half empty" kind of guy..... Of course the actual situation is terrible. There is a whole world full of nasty stuff going on. We were merely having a little fun. Life is not much fun if one is serious about everthing......particularly when are boats are not in the water.
 
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