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Woman measuring her breastsAccording to Fox News sassy Australian reality TV show star Tabatha Coffey revealed that a botched breast augmentation almost killed her.

The hair stylist and star of BRAVO’s reality TV show “Tabatha’s Salon Takeover” said her implant ruptured an artery and infected her chest, The Herald Sun reported.

“It was an incredibly traumatic ordeal,” she writes in her upcoming book “It’s Not Really About the Hair.”

“I had lusted after bigger boobs for years, and then they almost killed me,” Coffey said.

Days after the surgery, her left breast moved up under her arm and onto her shoulder.

After extreme pain, she had the implants removed.

“I was better off accepting my real boobs,” she said.

These stories make great sensationalized news but the fact is cases like this one described are extremely rare. Dr. O’Toole discusses in detail the risk of breast augmentation surgery with his patients. Complications are extremely rare, especially among a ASPS board-certified plastic surgeons. Infection can in fact happen,but once again it is very rare. When patients read about these types of cases it is unfortunate that only one side of the story is being told. As the reader, we are left with many unanswered questions. These include but are not limited to: who was the surgeon? What were his/her credentials? Was the patient in good health? Did anything happen that could have dislodged the implant immediately after surgery? Without the answers to these question it is impossible to blame the breast augmentation procedure for this complication. Patients should feel comfortable that breast augmentation in qualified hands, on healthy patients ,is one of the safest surgical procedures that you can have performed.


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