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Paintball Shot Breaks Woman's Breast Implant


CROYDON, Royston, England ~ (BBC) ~ An English woman, who was taking part in a round of paintball competition, had one of her silicone breast implants ruptured by a shot from a paintball gun.

The unidentified 26-year-old woman had been taking part in a paintball game at an outdoor center near Croydon on Saturday, August 20th. After taking a hit, she was examined by a doctor and underwent surgery, where it was discovered that one of her implants had been torn apart.

A spokesman for UK Paintball said he thought it was the first accident of its kind, and the company is taking steps to inform women with implants on how to avoid injury. The game consent form now includes information about breast implants. "We respectfully ask that any ladies with surgical breast implants notify our team at the time of booking," says a statement on UK Paintball's website, "you will be given special information on the dangers of paintballing with enhanced boobs and asked to sign a disclaimer. You will also be issued with extra padding to protect your implants while paintballing."

The spokesman also added, "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 and whilst she's going to make a full recovery, we want to ensure nothing like this happens ever again." Paintball capsules can travel at speeds up to 180mph and are made of a spherical gelatin shell filled with bright food coloring and bio-friendly paint, and can leave paintball players with bruises.

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