In an attempt to make history, Sheyla Hershey, 31, had undergone 30 breast surgeries to make her bust the biggest in the world through implants. But just recently, she was forced to undergo an emergency procedure to remove her 38KKK cup size implants due to bad reaction and unusual pain during her recovery.
However, what is more surprising is that she is still determined to hold the record for having the largest breast implant size in the world. In fact, she was reported to have traveled to Mexico in order to receive a new operation to “reinflate” her breasts, even without her husband’s knowledge.
In an interview with the Daily Mail, Hershey was quoted saying that she felt “deformed without her breasts.”
“I feel like I lost my leg,” she added.
Hershey regained her previous 38MMM cup size with a procedure that injected saline solution inside her breast implants. Her husband only thought that she was going to Mexico in order to reconstruct her bust.
With the result of her new operation, she said she was happy and “felt whole again.” Meanwhile, some experts believe she was suffering from body dysmorphic disorder, a type of mental illness in which the sufferers are extremely conscious to their body image and preoccupied with their slight or imaginary defects of their physical features.
According to previous reports, Hershey is also suffering from bipolar disorder.
Dr. Tarick Smaili, one of the leading plastic surgeons in Los Angeles, said that breast implants are reasonably safe “as long as they come in sizes appropriate to the body-frame and amount of tissue and skin of patients.”
“A good and ethical plastic surgeon will not push the body’s limit by introducing breast implant size that is way too large for a patient. Violating this principle will likely result to higher risk of implant visibility, unusually painful recovery, and other serious complications,” Smaili said.
Smaili said that he was also concerned with the significant scar tissue associated with having multiple breast surgeries, which are necessary if one is going to have inordinately large breast implants.
“Hershey is likely having multiple breast implant surgery to slowly stretch her tissue and skin, however, it is also possible that she is using tissue expanders, which are temporary implants injected with saline every couple of weeks, so her breast can house larger sizes”, the surgeon added.
Meanwhile, the US Food and Drug Administration does not impose any limit on breast implant size although US manufacturers Mentor and Allergan do not offer implants larger than 800cc.