When a crazed gunman opened fire in a Beverly Hills dentist office, Lydia Carranza was shot by a semi-automatic assault rifle at point blank range.
The gun was held directly to her heart when the madman pulled the trigger but luckily her size-D breast implants took the force of the blow, shielding her vital organs from the bullet.
The shooter stormed into the office looking for his wife, who was killed in the attack before he turned on Mrs Carranza who was sat only a few feet away.
Dr Ashkan Ghavami told the Los Angeles Times that if it hadn’t been for her implants, she might not have survived the bullet.
Ms Carranza underwent breast enlargement surgery some years ago to increase her B-cup to a D-cup.