Monday, September 15, 2014

Venezuela Breast Implant Shortage

Silicone gel breast implant

(Caracas, Venezuela)
Venezuela’s chronic shortages have begun to encroach on a cultural cornerstone: the boob job.

Beauty-obsessed Venezuelans face a scarcity of brand-name breast implants, and women are so desperate that they and their doctors are turning to devices that are the wrong size or made in China, with less rigorous quality standards.

Venezuelans once had easy access to implants approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. But doctors say they are now all but impossible to find because restrictive currency controls have deprived local businesses of the cash to import foreign goods. It may not be the gravest shortfall facing the socialist South American country, but surgeons say the issue cuts to the psyche of the image-conscious Venezuelan woman.

1 comment:

Wireless.Phil said...

I just don't understand women and breast size?

Yesterday, I bought 2 tomatoes.
One large, one medium, the medium tomato just fit into my left hand, real nice fit too. I could pick it up with one hand, no struggling, perfect fit.

I really hated to slice that tomato today, but I wanted to have it on my sandwich.

It was a perfect lovely tomato too.

Women are nuts!


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