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  • 25 August 2011, 10:16

Paintball bursts breast implant

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A woman is recovering after her breast implant burst when she was shot in the chest during a game of paintball.

The 26-year-old's soft gel implant ruptured under her skin when the ball hit her breast at 190mph, reports The Sun.

It's believed to the first time such an injury has happened in Britain.

It caused UK Paintball, which operates more than 50 facilities nationwide, to insist that women with breast implants wear extra chest protection.

The company's standard indemnity form now points out that paintballs can damage breast implants.

The woman was playing paintball at Whyteleafe, south London, when the incident took place.

At first she thought it was just a painful bruise. But when she went to see a doctor a few days later, he revealed the force of the impact had torn the implant.

A UK Paintball spokesman said: "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.

"The incident has been a real wakeup call and nobody should ever feel worried for their safety during a game of paintball.

"But it's worth remembering that having bigger breasts will make you an easier target for your enemies."

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