Make-a-List Monday: Breast implants

A list of MPs who have breast implants. Frankly I can’t understand why anyone does that, unless they are an exotic dancer or a Hooters waitress or perhaps a model, but to each their own. It’s probably useful for identifying Jane Does.

  1. Angela Abbrederis
  2. Autumn Star Cerenil-Lee
  3. Melissa Ann Clifton
  4. Rachel Lyn Conger
  5. Lois Marta Darnopuk
  6. Danielle Marie Day
  7. Lola Katherine Fry
  8. Muna Mahamud Haji
  9. Doris Edith Inzunza
  10. Theresa Darlene McCullen
  11. Michelle Loree Parker
  12. Stacy Ann Peterson
  13. Jami Sue Sherer
  14. Betty Fran Smith

I’m surprised this list is so short. I mean, there must be thousands of women on my site and only 14 have implants? Of course, that just the ones I know about; I’m sure there are others.

Here’s something for your guys to debate in the comments session: if a woman is in fact an exotic dancer, and she gets implants, do you think those should be tax-deductible as a business expense? It makes sense to me.

This was an actual court case. The IRS does not normally allow breast implants or other plastic surgery to be tax-deductible, unless it’s “medically necessary” to fix an actual deformity such a cleft palate. However, in 2014 an appeals court sided with an exotic dancer and allowed her to deduct her implants. Here’s the actual legal ruling that sided with the dancer. It was, however, a kind of special case: the dancer, named Cindy Hess but known by the stage name “Chesty Love”, got implants that made her breasts at first 56F, then 58N. (I didn’t know the sizes went up that high.) Per the first link:

[The judge] reasoned that for someone like Cynthia, top-heavy breasts are business assets and implants are a necessary “stage prop.” Hence, no personal benefit derived by Cynthia from those particular implants, which, Judge Pate pointedly noted, aren’t the type usually sought by women seeking to enhance their personal appearance. Instead, it was Cynthia’s financial desires that motivated the dancer to undergo the surgery.

Cynthia helped her case by testifying that because she and her husband routinely endured off-color, vituperative comments from people they encountered, she had decided to have the implants permanently removed when her exotic-dancing career ended. This bolstered her contention that the surgery was just for business purposes.

The judge compared the implants to work clothes and uniforms, which are allowable only if they satisfy a two-step test: (1) required as a condition of employment and (2) unsuitable for everyday use. It was a cinch for Cynthia to get over the first hurdle; her large, cumbersome breasts are a “costume,” needed to retain her employment as a professional exotic dancer.

As for the second stipulation, the court cited Cynthia’s testimony that she would remove the implants each day, were that possible. As they cause bacterial infections and other serious medical problems, her understandable preference would be not to “wear” them while offstage. The decision was that implants so extraordinarily large are “useful only in her business” and, therefore, deductible.

In other words, breast implants are still usually treated as non-deductible expenses, unless you have a job like Chesty Love’s and go really extreme, or, unless they’re medically necessary, like if you’ve had a mastectomy as a result of breast cancer.

The more you know!

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12 thoughts on “Make-a-List Monday: Breast implants

  1. Mia April 11, 2016 / 9:11 am

    After I had my son, “the girls” shrank to the point where clothes, especially bathing suits, simply didn’t fit right anymore and some things were even uncomfortable to wear. They eventually went back into place, but I was seriously considering some enhancement (nothing drastic, just returning them to what they were). I’m glad I waited, because major surgery is bad enough, let alone when it’s something you chose to do. I’m not against plastic surgery, but I think it’s a good way to spend a ton of money trying to “fix” things that might not need fixing.

  2. Latricia April 11, 2016 / 2:01 pm

    After the Stacy Peterson entry, an idea for a list popped into my head. Its basically parents or children who went missing after their parents did or parents who went missing after their children did. You probably have done it before, I’m not sure. If not, its just a though that could be used.

  3. Gomez Toth April 11, 2016 / 2:42 pm

    For those of you keeping score at home the tax implication here (it is tax season, after all) is that “Miss Love” (or she and her husband, if they file jointly) could use the implants as a one-time-only business expense on Schedule C of her/their federal tax return. Because the implants are not medically necessary she/they cannot claim them as an out-of-pocket medical expense (i.e., as an itemized deduction) on Schedule A.

    Here’s a question more related to MPs: Do breast implants – or any implants for that matter, such as artificial hips or knees, or tooth implants – carry an embossed manufacturer’s serial number or some other identification? If they do, I wonder if a discovered body has ever been identified based upon such information?

    • Mia April 11, 2016 / 5:23 pm

      I know you didn’t ask me, but I think the larger replacement “parts” do carry serial numbers. I know I’ve seen case profiles with that information included. Dental implants, however, don’t have the numbers. They’d be way too small. They’d still be a good way to make a tentative identification, however, as the posts are imbedded in the jawbone.

    • D'Lil April 11, 2016 / 11:18 pm

      Hi Gomez – for the joint replacements and other medical devices they do have marked info like you mentioned. I recall two cases I had listed on Cheri’s Corner for the Missing that seemed that they should be solved quickly but weren’t. One was of a young unidentified man that had his ears surgically pinned and another was a living Jane Doe that had dentures that were marked with numbers.

  4. Kim April 11, 2016 / 6:03 pm

    Lots of women get them because breasts are considered sex objects and not just for nursing babies. Society wants woman to have nice big boobs. That’s why. Also mine were nasty after 2 kids so I had them done…..and I am embarrassed to admit that if I did go missing they would probably be mentioned in my missing persons reports and the associated scars.

  5. D'Lil April 11, 2016 / 11:29 pm

    Another missing and found murdered person I recall was at least tentatively ID’d because police found her glass eye, was Julie Love from Buckhead, Georgia. Her poor fiance was really scrutinized for her disappearance when in reality it was some random thugs that murdered her.

  6. cris April 12, 2016 / 1:17 am

    If I were to ever get it done id go for saline. Many woman have had that silicone crap leaking in their bloodstream for months before finding out…

    • Mia April 12, 2016 / 11:07 am

      Yes, I believe that was the reason that Lola Fry (listed above) was part of a lawsuit against a plastic surgery firm in Indianapolis … the implants were leaking silicone. The other dancers backed down after she disappeared because they assumed it was a warning. Who knows, though? I believe that doctor went out of practice soon after.

  7. Jer April 24, 2016 / 10:56 am

    I have an ex girlfriend who kept talking about getting them. I tried to explain that I loved her just the way she was and that her boobs were perfect for me. But up until she dumped me, she kept talking about getting it done and having money put aside in every check for her surgery. I haven’t talked to her in 12 years so I have no idea if she ever did it or not. I’m guessing she didn’t as a mutual friend told me she’s been divorced twice since then.

  8. Melinda July 21, 2016 / 9:56 am

    I would definitely get implants if I had the money…don’t judge me, LOL! 🙂 I have a classic pear-shaped figure and it would be nice to have some boobs for once in my life.

    Jami Sherer being on the list jumped out at me. She is described as having bleached blonde hair and breast implants; her husband Steve wanted her to do that, so I guess she probably did it to please him.
    The guy sounds like bad news. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if he had something to do with her disappearance. And some men want their wives or girlfriends to look like porn stars…he sounds like one of them. It makes me wonder why some people have relationships if they aren’t satisfied with their partner’s looks.
    Is it about control or some other issue?

    Also, he would go out in public with her panties tied around his arm? Really, dude? Who does that? And he would try to pick up other women while wearing the panties on his arm.
    Obviously some serious issues going on with that guy.

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