They’re death-defying assets.
An Arkansas mortician has revealed that he does not remove silicone breast implants after a person dies, even though they don’t decompose alongside other parts of the body.
“If a female has breast implants, are they removed or will the body decompose, becoming a skeleton with fake boobs?” the follower asked, prompting him to record a video response that has clocked up more than 380,000 views.
“So they’re not removed,” Ledford responded. “They’re yours — you bought them or somebody bought them for you. You’re taking them with you to the grave.”
“If you’re embalmed, the embalming fluid will preserve the tissue and slow down the decomposing process,” the mortician further explained. “Or if you’re not embalmed, you’re going to decompose super fast. The boobs will still be there. They’re not going to decompose.”
Ledford also dispelled the myth that hair and nails continue to grow on a corpse following death, saying embalming simply gives the appearance of growth.
“The embalming fluid dehydrates you and your skin shrinks, so it looks like your hair and nails grow,” he clarified. “But your [fake] boobs are gonna stay the same and the skin will shrink around them and eventually decompose.”
The mortician’s implant explainer prompted a range of humorous responses from viewers, including one who quipped: “Why do I have the curiosity to see a skeleton with silicon bags now? LOL.”
Another witty respondent wrote: “Nice to know the girls continue to live on even in death!”
Several women with breast implants were relieved by the news, and made jokes about the fate of their expensive assets.
“I paid good money for ’em, I’m glad they’ll stay with me,” one wisecracked.
“The only thing I’m taking to the grave — it was worth the money then,” a second sassy woman stated.
Ledford — who has worked as a mortician for several years and whose bio reads “I see dead people” — has amassed 2.2 million followers on TikTok with videos discussing his work in the morgue.
Morbid fans tune in to watch the mortician explain an array of topics about his line of work, including discussions about removing organs and the smell of corpses.
This article was originally published on New York Post: Lifestyle