But it is ironic that Mr. Between 30, and 40, women in Venezuela undergo the procedure each year, according to estimates by the Venezuelan Society of Plastic Surgeons. Here, women pursue beauty with religious fervor. Beauty is a leading industry, national obsession and staple of everyday life.
How cosmetic surgery is changing the shape of Venezuela's mannequins
Venezuelans on the Cutting Edge of Beauty - Los Angeles Times
Share via Email Mannequins with extreme proportions on display in Caracas, Venezuela. While women's clothes stores in Scandinavia are earning widespread praise for using "normal-shaped " size 12 mannequins to model lingerie , and our very own Debenhams recently put a dozen size 16 dummies on display in its flagship Oxford Street store, the new shop-window favourite in Venezuela is apparently a fibreglass model sporting a dramatically enlarged bust, an unnaturally sculpted rear, a tiny wasp waist and never-ending, super-skinny legs. Fuelled by an oil-rich culture of consumerism and instant gratification, cosmetic surgey has become routine for wealthier Venezuelans and commonplace even among poorer women who spend cash they can't really afford on breast implants, tummy tucks, nose jobs and buttock lifts. But the paper argues that Venezuela's obsession with beauty and physical perfection has been influenced more by its repeated success in s and s beauty pageants, when three Miss Venezuelas — the first sporting a nose job suggested by the competition's organiser — were crowned Miss Universe. I say inner beauty doesn't exist.
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After all, most of her friends had already done it, and she thought that being small-breasted in Venezuela carried a bigger stigma than plastic surgery. Advertisement Salons and spas outnumber drugstores in Caracas telephone listings. Women unabashedly apply full makeup in packed subways.