Venezuela’s Plastic Surgery Industry Thrives as Country Collapses

Venezuelan plastic surgeon Daniel Slobodianik, examines Oliana Rossi, 32, who feels discomfort after being injected with biopolymer gel, in Caracas on August 8, 2013. Surgical enhancement to the body has become such a norm in the South American nation, but the use of biopolymer substance has patients living a nightmare. AFP PHOTO/Leo RAMIREZ (Photo credit should read LEO RAMIREZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Socialist Venezuela’s plastic surgery industry continues to thrive and attract tourists from nearby Brazil for cheap operations even as the country’s economic and humanitarian crisis continues to worsen.


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