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Colombia’s new face - 2012

After Brazil, Colombia is the Latin american country performing most plastic surgeries: about 500 000 per year. As the country becomes a safer place to travel to, surgeons hope – and feminists fear – that medical tourism will be a new trademark for Colombia.
I followed Brenda Fuentes from Puerto Rico on her package trip to Bogotá. For 10 000 US dollar (an amount significantly lower than in the US and Europe) Brenda got a liposuction, breast lift and adjustment of the calves of her legs, post-op treatment as well as an apartment with a maid who took care, cooked and cleaned for her full time during the two weeks she was there.