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In this Sept, 4, 2014 photo, breast implant patients sit in a waiting room at the metropolitan outpatient surgery center in Caracas, Venezuela. Doctors say restrictive currency controls that deprive local businesses of the cash to import foreign goods have caused implants approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to disappear. 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.
Ariana Cubillos/AP Photo

Venezuela's newest shortage: breast implants

Venezuela's chronic shortages have begun to encroach on a cultural cornerstone: the boob job.

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