Augmented Breasts Will Require Additional Inspection at Airports

Inspection GlovesThe TSA’s changes to the complete liquid ban may require persons with augmented breasts (or other body parts) to comply with further inspections at security checkpoints.

Excerpts from the TSA bulletin effective Sept 26, 2006:

In addition to the above changes, the following guidance is provided to ensure the health and welfare of certain air travelers the following items are permitted…



  • Items used to augment the body for medical or cosmetic reasons such as mastectomy products, prosthetic breasts, bras or shells containing gels, saline solution, or other liquids; and…

… items exceed 3 ounces or are not contained in a one-quart, zip-top plastic bag, you MUST declare to one of our Security Officers at the checkpoint for further inspection.

Read our follow-up post: TSA Inspects Breasts, Won’t Taste Milk

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25 thoughts on “Augmented Breasts Will Require Additional Inspection at Airports

  • Willie

    They’re prosthetic breasts, not implants. It’s like inspecting a hip implant. You cant do it. You CAN, however, inspect a prosthetic leg. Same deal. Some women with breast cancer have a breast or two removed and wear fakes so they look normal.

  • Lee451

    I have a prosthetic leg (above the knee amputation) and as the rules require that they “touch my prosthesis”, I find the extra wait annoying, as many of the TSA inspectors do not know what to do with me. Therefore I am standing on the side watching then root through my possessions,then I nervously watch my laptop, camera and other valuables while it takes me 10-20 minutes to get through inspection. I have the real fear that some unscrupulous character will grab something of mine and disappear into the crowd while the TSA men are scratching their heads with one hand and their behinds with another. “Profiling” is considered on the same level as blasphemey but IT WORKS. I am white male, 46 and have a Southern accent. I am about as likely to be packing a bomb as that 70 year old black grandmother with her granddaughter…..

  • Charlie B

    The insanity will continue to worsten until the flying public says “enough!”. If they want better security, give it to them. Stop flying.

  • mr.ed

    It is possible to hide a substantial amount of material in a prosthesis. It doesn’t have to be liquid, either. Granular or powdered products, which unlike the recently ballyhooed liquids, aren’t temperature sensitive. Metallic limbs can’t be x-rayed. Profiling works better, but remember that one airliner was brought down by the innocent Irish woman whose bag was compromised by her Muslim boyfriend.

  • RedHot

    Ya’ll crack me up! It’s the PUBLIC that is demanding better security. If they relax security the public is upset, if they tighten security, they are upset.
    Remember the TSA is your government..don’t blame the airlines. They don’t make those rules and restrictions.

  • RedHot

    If you stop flying you hurt the airlines not the TSA. The airlines are only trying to get you to your destination as quickly and as safely as possible.

  • Where in the Wold is Common Sense

    Y’know… Terrorists will always think up new ways to transport explosives and/or objects that can harm people. At the rate that we are currently at in terms of being searched, I suspect that by 2008 it will be standard to fly buck-arse naked with no luggage and a barcode tatooed on your woohoo for identification purposes. Just my $.02

  • Assama Bin Jerkin

    If we killed muslims on a larger scale, it wouldn’t be necessary. Just reflecting their belief system.

  • vero

    Gosh there was a bad joke around on the net about women with implants forbidden on planes! Never know! that is becoming weirder and weirder every day!
    Great day yall,

  • LakerGary

    I worry about Boobal Profiling. Shouldn’t the bearer of sagging A-cups be subject to the same scrutiny?

  • delmy

    my dadf got his things stolen in an inspection in the new york airport.what can I do?also how can I contact the new york airport?