Ashkan Ghavami, MD, a board certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, CA will be discussing an interesting patient story which requires breast augmentation, breast implants, and a breast lift. This patient has survived a devastating gunshot wound to the breast while she had her breast implant still in. The impact of the bullet fragments may have been slowed down by the implant! Had the breast implant not been in her body, she may not have survived because the bullet could have gone deeper into the heart and/or lungs! Dr. Ghavami plans to do the reconstruction with a pro bono surgeon’s fee (gratis) and implants generously donated by the Mentor Corp. Lifecell will be donating the Strattice which is a sheet of engineered tissue designed to hammock breast implants and to camouflage holes and contour deformities. This is a remarkable story of survival and plastic surgery. To read more, please visit our media page.