Due to tight government controls over currency exchanges, Venezuela is suffering a shortage of breast implants and other prosthesis manufactured in the United States.
This has caused a lot of concern for safety reasons as Venezuelan plastic surgeons are forced to use cheaper less reliable breast implants manufactured in countries like China and elsewhere. This has also affected women who need to undergo breast reconstruction after recovering from breast cancer, raising the price substantially beyond their means to afford the procedure.
Watch more about breast implant shortages in this video from CNN.
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