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Breast implant manufacturers: be warned of paintball booby-trap

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Manufacturers of breast implants may have to update their product information leaflets to warn patients against a newly discovered hazard, paintballing, following an unfortunate accident involving a young woman implanted with the devices. The 26-year-old was playing paintball at the UK Paintball centre in south-west London when she was hit in the chest at close range by a paintball capsule, rupturing her silicone gel breast implant. The unnamed victim is reportedly recovering at home. The incident has prompted UK Paintball to update its consent form so that it warns of the risks and asks players with breast implants to sign a disclaimer and offers extra padding to protect the implants.

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