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Breast Implant Saves Woman from Stabbing

Breast implants may not just be for cosmetic purposes anymore -- a woman's rather large implant stopped a knife that was targeted for her heart, courtesy of her husband.

Pravda reports that the Russian newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets said a woman and her husband got into a fight in their home in Moscow when he grabbed a knife and tried to stab her. However the implant stopped the knife.

The report said the 40-year-old woman was hit in the left breast, but the knife never reached her thorax because of the implant.

According to the woman's original surgeon, it was the husband's idea to enlarge his wife's breasts five years ago. Dr. Sergei Blokhin said he suggested "size four implants," which are apparently quite large.

Doctors say the silicone did not even leak from the implant. However, the woman had the implant replaced just to be on the safe side.

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