This year is the 50th anniversary of silicone breast implants. And believe it or not, the first woman to get implants is still alive . . . and still has her original implants. Her name is Timmie Jean Lindsey, she's 80 years old, and she's a great-grandmother.
--In 1962, when Timmie was 30, she went to a hospital in Houston, Texas because she wanted a few rose tattoos removed from her chest. Her doctor was Frank Gerow . . . the man who invented implants . . . and he asked Timmie if she was interested.
--She was. Gerow performed the operation, and Timmie went from a B-cup to a C-cup. She says, quote, "It made men more aware of me. More men would whistle at me."
--She says she never suffered any side effects from her implants . . . although they finally started to sag around age 70. They've also calcified a little bit, so occasionally they get sore. But she says she has no regrets.
--And while she loves that breast reconstruction can be used to help women who have had mastectomies, she's not a huge fan of women getting ENORMOUS implants. Quote, "I really think surgeries that go overboard are a cry for attention."