Shooting Victim: My Breast Implants Saved Me They 'took the brunt of the force,' she testifies By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Nov 29, 2012 4:02 PM CST 29 comments Comments 9mm shell casings. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – Critics of breast implants like to cite possible side effects, but now advocates can mention their life-saving potential: A woman in Canada says hers protected her in a shooting. "My implants took the brunt of the force," Eileen Likness testified at the trial of an ex-boyfriend accused of shooting her, reports the Toronto Sun. The bullet traveled through one and out the other before hitting her forearm. Now she's all healed—with new implants. "I had to wait some time, but yes, I had some put back in," she says. Her ex-beau's trial continues.