Woman saved from gunfire by her breast implants

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By: Anika Rao 

(Scroll down for video) A woman claims to have been saved from gunfire due to her large breast implants, according to press reports.

Can breast implants really offer protection against bullets and bombs?

Eileen Likness of Alberta, Canada, said that her surgically enhanced breasts saved her life when her former boyfriend shot her.

"My implants took the brunt of the force," she said in court on Wednesday.

Fernando "Frank" Chora, who stands accused of attempted murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, allegedly fired his 9mm handgun at Likness as she sat in her car.

Likness had just dropped off Chora after driving him around for several hours, the court heard.

The bullet grazed her arm, entered her right breast, scratched her chest and exited her left chest, according to her testimony.

The bullet trajectory through her body, deflated her enhanced breasts, the court heard.

"It is gone," she said. With her magnified breasts demolished, Likness said that she had to wait for her injuries to heal before going under the knife to have her breasts restored, according to press reports.

"I had to wait awhile," she said, "but, yes, I put the enhancements back in."

After Likness was shot, she stumbled to a nearby restaurant, where she was airlifted to a hospital by the Alberta Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society, the court heard.