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British Woman Shot In Chest With Paintball Suffers Breast Implant Blowout

Paintball Bursts Breast Implant

First Posted: 08/26/11 12:28 PM ET Updated: 10/26/11 06:12 AM ET

A 26-year-old woman is recovering from a ruptured breast implant after taking a shot to the chest during a Saturday round of paintballing.

The woman, who has not been named, thought she was experiencing heavy bruising, but when she paid a visit to her doctor on Monday, it was discovered that her silicone breast had, in fact, exploded.

UK Paintball, which operated the facility in the South London town of Croydon where the incident took place, is now taking extra safety precautions, according to The Sun.

A statement posted to the UK Paintball website reads:

Due to an incident at our Croydon Paintballing centre on Saturday 20 August 2011 we respectfully ask that any ladies with surgical breast implants notify our team at the time of booking. 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.

Paintballs travel approximately 190 miles-per-hour.

“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," a spokesperson for UK Paintball said, according to the Croydon Guardian.

“It came as a real surprise to hear that a woman had her implant burst at one of our centres and whilst she’s going to make a full recovery, we want to ensure nothing like this happens ever again.

The incident is thought to be the first of its kind in the United Kingdom, the BBC reported.

The spokesperson also added, “It’s worth remembering that having bigger breasts will make you an easier target for your enemies.”

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