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You’ve heard of Saline Filled Breast Implants and Gummy-Bear High-Strength Silicone Filled Breast Implants, but did you hear about the Cocaine Filled Breast Implants?

From the Script of Nip Tuck

If you are a Plastic Surgeon you likely feel that the TV show Nip/Tuck portrays plastic surgery as accurately as West Virginia’s Senator Joe Manchin feels Buckwild represents West Virginia. However, in Spain yesterday, fiction became fact.

In Episode 12 of Nip/Tuck’s inaugural season, drug lord Escobar Gallardo blackmails plastic surgeons Sean and Christian to remove liquid-heroin implants from one of his many drug couriers illegally entering the US. Sounds insane right? Well … yesterday, December 13, 2012, airport security in Barcelona, Spain, detained a Panamanian woman arriving from Bogota, Columbia, and found she had three pounds of cocaine on her … actually … in her.

Can I Fly After I Get My Breast Implants?


Cocaine filled breast implants – definitely not FDA approved.

The short answer is yes, you can fly with Breast Implants, but I don’t suggest it immediately after your surgery. It was especially true in this case. Immigration officials were suspicious of the Panamanian woman’s story, and a pat-down revealed bloody bandages in her bra. Long story short, a medical team removed two plastic bags from her breasts containing three pounds of white pasty cocaine. Her Breast Implants were worth about $50,000 each, and a trip to prison. Maybe, if she had liquid-heroin filled implants, the result would have been more natural.

Truth is Stranger Than Fiction

I watched Nip/Tuck. I had to. My patients would ask me about the plot line, and I couldn’t venture a guess of what the characters were up to without actually seeing it. Some of the strangeness was plausible: Ghost surgeon, Alec Baldwin, as founding father of male-to-female surgery, maybe, but the abomination of smuggling drugs within Breast Implants seemed beyond the pale. I can only imagine the desperation and delusions of those involved in this tragedy. Makes Jersey Shore seem pretty reasonable.

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