Washington, February 26 (ANI): A woman has her breast implants to thank for saving her life under a storm of bullets in a dental office in Southern California.
Beverly Hills cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Ashkan Ghavami called Lydia Carranza a "lucky woman" after she survived the open fire by a co-worker's husband in the "Family Dental Care" clinic in Simi Valley.
Carranza was first shot in the arm and then the chest and Dr. Ghavami believes the result could have been fatal had it not been for her size-D implants that may have stopped the bullet from hitting her heart, KTLA News reported.
Dr. Ghavami is now looking to perform the reconstructive surgery at a reduced cost.
The expert said: "Lydia has seen several doctors. Many of them displayed an attitude of, 'you should be grateful to be alive, who cares about an implant?' My hope is Lydia will be able to move on from this trauma when her reflection shows someone she recognizes, and finds beautiful."
The suspected gunman, Jaime Paredes, has been without bail on numerous counts, including murder and premeditated attempted murder and was said to be awaiting trial. (ANI)