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Woman Has World's Largest Breast Implants Removed

Sheyla Hershey claims to have world's largest breasts. (Personal Photo)
Personal Photo
Sheyla Hershey, woman with world's largest breasts, before she had them removed.
Sheyla Hershey, woman with world's largest breasts, before she had them removed. (istockphoto)

(CBS) She may feel like a boob now, but Sheyla Hershey, the Texas mom with the world's largest breasts, wasn't laughing when doctors told her that her 38KKK implants were killing her.

"I had large fever and painful. I just couldn't breathe properly; it was terrible! I was in bed all day, couldn't get up," Hershey said in July, according to Fox News.

At that time, doctors told her that a staph infection caused by her recent implant surgery was dangerously close to entering her blood stream, where it can be fatal.

Now, after doctors drained infected puss from her body for two months, Fox Houston reports that Hershey has finally allowed doctors to remove her implants.

"I decided to go smaller -- a lot smaller. I just want a normal size like a normal housewife has," she told the station.

It may sound incredible, but to get breasts as large as Hershey's, the 29-year-old had to run back to her native Brazil to find a surgeon willing to implant two silicon breasts on each side.

The procedure is illegal in the states.

Now, the woman who had dreams of becoming the largest-breasted woman, must make do with more humble goals.

"Even though I love to have huge breasts ... I'm going to try to live without it, she told Fox Houston. "Hopefully I will be done then and be happy and just running around with my kids!"