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Beauty comes at a price in Venezuela

People in Latin American nation spend $2.5bn annually on beauty, but high levels of plastic surgery put women at risk.

Last updated: 05 Jan 2014 17:20
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Venezuela has brought home more Miss Universe titles than any other country.

People in the South American nation spend a total of $2.5bn a year to look good, and the country has become a world destination for plastic surgery, with nearly 4,000 people going under the knife every month.

The cost for young women who are trying enhance their looks is high, and in some cases fatal.

Al Jazeera's Rachel Levin reports from Caracas.

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