First person to receive silicone chest implants (female)
Timmie Jean Lindsey
United States (Houston)

In the spring of 1962, Timmie Jean Lindsey from Texas, USA, became the first woman to undergo breast-implant surgery. Frank Gerow (Canada), who had previously performed dermabrasion on Lindsey's chest – a procedure to erase her tattoos by removing upper layers of skin – and his colleague Thomas Cronin had developed a silicone implant for women whose breasts had sagged following multiple pregnancies. Lindsey agreed to the groundbreaking surgery in exchange for surgery to pin back her ears, which she was self-conscious about. The surgery, which was carried out at Jefferson Davis hospital in Houston, Texas, saw Lindsey's breast size increase from a B to a C cup.