There are multiple benefits to breast implants but this might be the best.

According to a study conducted at the University of Utah, individuals with breast implants had a better chance at surviving a gunshot wound than those without it.

Christopher Pannucci, a plastic surgeon at the University, and his team analysed bullets shot through breast implants into ballistics gel. The gel was used to replicate human tissue.

The research discovered that the bullets fired through the implants moved eight centimetres less into the ballistic gel versus gels without the implants.

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Although not tested, Pannucci thinks that breast implants may also protect the chest in stabbings, falls or car accidents.“You can think of them as tiny airbags,” he says.

Reference: Journal of Forensic Sciences, DOI: 10.1111/1556-4029.13589