A laboratory worker of Silimed factory checks silicone in Rio de Janeiro, in..
A laboratory worker of Silimed factory checks silicone in Rio de Janeiro, in this picture taken on March 27, 2003. Apart from endowing with silicone eight out of every ten Brazilian women who choose to jump into a bigger bra, Silimed, as the Brazilian firm is called, exports 65 percent of its output and is the world's No.3 supplier of breast implants. This summer, Silimed will open a new plant capable of producing 500,000 silicone packs annually, more than three times the size of its current capacity of 150,000 pieces, as it prepares an assault on the U.S. market, the world's biggest. Picture taken March 27

A British woman's silicone breast implant exploded after she was shot in the chest during a paintball game. At first the woman thought she suffered a nasty bruise, but her doctor found otherwise.

This incident has thrown the spotlight onto the potential dangers of a hobby that attracts millions. In a statement after the incident, which happened in Croydon, UK Paintball said, "Due to an incident at our Croydon Paintballing centre … we respectfully ask that any ladies with surgical breast implants notify our team at the time of booking." "It came as a real surprise to hear that a woman had her implant burst at one of our centres and whilst she's going to make a full recovery, we want to ensure nothing like this happens ever again." "The incident has been a real wakeup call and nobody should ever feel worried for their safety during a game of paintball."

Dr. Jennifer Walden, a cosmetic plastic surgeon based in New York City, told CBS News that women with implants should consider wearing a protective chest shield - similar to a bulletproof vest - to protect their "assets."

Walden also added, "I would recommend that patients with breast implants use common sense and pick hobbies that don't risk trauma to the body to ensure the integrity of the implant and the safety of their own self."

Apparently, this injury could end up costing the woman almost $5,000.

The staff at UK Paintball gave a statement that the woman is expected to make a full recovery soon.