Well this kind of gives a new meaning to whether or not implants are the way to go if one travels quite a bit as it could mean some additional red tape at the TSA inspection areas. If a woman terrorist were the subject then it would be breast implants and if it is a male, then we have the buttock implants. Granted there are not as many men with those and chances are they would be caught easier as it’s something out of the norm.
One plastic surgeon said it could be done easy enough with today’s technology and then another physician said again this might make women think twice about implants and embrace the fact that small is great. BD
This potential threat repeats a worry that emerged more than a year ago, when a British intelligence service described a possible terrorist plan to insert explosives in buttock implants for male bombers and in breast implants for female bombers.
The latest warning is not based on intelligence pointing to a specific plot, but the Associated Press said the U.S. shared its renewed concerns last week with executives at domestic and international carriers.
People traveling to the U.S. from overseas may experience additional screening at airports because of the threat, according to the Transportation Security Administration.
Dr. Christopher Zachary, chairman of the UCI Department of Dermatology, speculated that the reported al-Qaida scheme might change women’s attitudes to breast implants.
“Small is beautiful,” he said, quoting economist Ernst Friedrich Schumacher. “Perhaps this will put some rationality into those who desire the larger bust, for they might be subjected to extra screening in the airport security lines.”