WATCH: Woman’s MMM Size Breast Implants May Kill Her


Sheyla Hershey, of Houston, currently holds the world record for her breast-size — a mind-blowing 38MMM. 29-year-old Hershey has had 32 breast augmentations — a total of 7,000 ccs currently dwell in her chest — in her quest for “perfection”, and now those very same breasts may kill her.

After Hershey flew to Brazil for her world record-breaking last implant, she came down with a staph infection so severe doctors worried it could kill her. Physicians in Texas have already had to remove both implants, and may still have to completely remove one breast.

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While Hershey’s story is certainly salacious, it’s also incredibly sad. According to a 2009 interview with The Houston Press, prior to her surgeries, there wasn’t one thing Hershey liked about herself:

“I used to break mirrors at home… I did not want to go out. I just… [wanted to] die… I didn’t like myself at all, from the toes to head… I didn’t have a personality because I couldn’t be happy with myself… I could not put the clothes on because I was almost 200 lbs. I was fat, I was flat-chest, I had a nose like a pig-nose. I wasn’t happy.”

Hershey sites Dolly Parton as her body image icon. Hershey explains, “I had that picture in my head since I was nine. I even take two ribs out to have the waist of Dolly Parton.”

Hershey also has a son, who thinks his mother looks perfect “without the big boobs,” though in 2009, she refused to go smaller for him, arguing, “I don’t care, I like it. I do it for myself, not for anybody else.”

As unfortunate and as terrifying as Hershey’s case may be, we can’t help but hope people read through the bold headlines and bad puns -- Gawker referred to her as a “a giant boob, poor thing” — to see the dangers of plastic surgery, body dysmorphia, and magazines which distort reality to present an unattainable ideal.

[Houston Press via Gawker]

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