If it weren’t for a Pink concert in Sydney, Australia several weeks ago, a poor Australian woman would still be slowly leaking silicone throughout her body. But as luck would have it, the concert turned out to be much more than a night of entertainment for the Aussie fan.
Kimberly Koy, a cattle station worker from Cairns, Australia, traveled to Sydney to see Pink perform. After her flight, her left breast ballooned overnight, growing to more than double the size of her right breast by the time she woke up the next morning. Fearing the worst (breast cancer), she immediately scheduled an appointment with her doctor.
However, Koy breathed a huge sigh of relief and shouted “Moo-ray!” when she discovered the true cause of the problem. She had a leaky breast implant.
A week before traveling to the concert, Koy had been involved in a runaway cattle incident. One of the loose cows stabbed her in the chest with its horn, puncturing her breast implant. Since the cow’s horn did not break her skin or result in any serious bruising, Koy assumed she was fine. Little did she know that she had a slow leak that could have continued for years before she would have ever discovered the damage.
Her doctor explained that the air pressure from flying forced the silicone to expel from the implant shell faster than it normally would have, resulting in the imbalance in her two breasts. By Ms. Koy’s own description, “It was like a coconut to an orange.” Since the incident, her left breast has shrunk, but is still larger than the right one. She will most likely need breast augmentation revision surgery to correct the issue.
This is not the first time a silicone breast implant has experienced technical difficulties on a plane. Several months ago, a woman’s breast implant exploded on a plane to Los Angeles. However, in that case, the implant exploded because the woman chose to fill it with too much silicone at the time of her breast augmentation. In the case of Kimberly Koy, you might say that the airplane incident was the fallout of an occupational hazard.
I suppose Kimberly Koy owes a huge debt of gratitude to Pink, because if it weren’t for her Australian tour, Ms. Koy would still be leaking silicone today. To show her thanks, I think it is only appropriate that Ms. Koy buy every album Pink puts out for the rest of her career. Clearly, it is also in the best interests of her health to continue attending Pink concerts. You never know what medical condition will manifest itself the next time the pop star tours Down Under.
But perhaps the true moral of the story is that you should probably take a long, hard look at your lifestyle before deciding to undergo breast enlargement. If you work at a cattle station or a similarly dangerous job that makes you susceptible to puncture wounds, you may want to reconsider either your career or the surgery. If you do decide to move forward with your surgery without changing jobs, you should definitely plan on getting Pink tickets whenever she comes to your town.