Exploding breast implants send woman to hospital

June 26, 2013 at 5:35 PM
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A Beijing woman’s breast implant burst after she spent four hours lying on her stomach playing a game on her cell phone.

The woman was taken to the hospital for treatment. Doctors say poor quality of the material used in the implants, combined with excessive pressure, caused them to rupture.

A study by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery says China ranks 3rd in the world for plastic surgery; 1.05 million went under the knife in 2011. In 2011, the US led the world in cosmetic surgeries with 3.11 million people undergoing alterations in 2011.

The rise of plastic surgery in China has caused much more than health problems. Last year, a man divorced and sued his wife after she gave birth to what he called an “incredibly ugly baby.” The man was unaware that his wife had undergone plastic surgery before they met. The wife was found guilty and was ordered to pay the man over $700,000 for the damages caused according to the court.

There are nearly 20,000 botched plastic surgery operations in China every year. A report says that there is so much demand for illegitimate operations throughout the country that illegal clinics are believed to outnumber legal practices four to one.

The low quality of the woman’s implants suggests that she possibly visited one of the illegal clinics.

There is no report of whether she won the game.

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