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Magista high top nike magista obra price caracasunfazed by a recession nike magista obra price and rampant inflation, imageconscious Venezuelans show no signs of cutting back on the facelifts, liposuction, and breast augmentation that have become de rigueur beauty treatments.
“There is never a question of not doing it, but of how you can do it. We all want to get everything done, says Helen Patino, a 37yearold former model who magista high top had her first breast augmentation when she was 21 and her third about three months ago.
Venezuela’s inflation is the highest in Latin nike magista obra price America, up more than 20 per cent in the first 10 months of this year, and the South American nation is in recession after a fiveyear boom.
Hard times may even encourage cosmetic procedures as people look to lift their spirits, with many dipping into savings or taking on debt to get operations, surgeons say.
“The financial crisis has spurred people to spend more on themselves. to console themselves in this crisis. I have not seen demand diminishing, says Peter Romer, a plastic surgeon in Caracas.
For Iris Delgado, a 57yearold dental technician, a lack of funds was not an obstacle to getting a recent eyelid lift. “With the economy, one has to make sacrifices, because you don’t have the money. So, you get it from credit cards, from family and you pay for it, says Delgado, who borrowed 7,000 bolivares about $3,438 Canadian for the procedure.
Like Delgado, many go into debt to finance cosmetic nike magista obra price surgery, according to those in the industry.
“It’s an investment that people make and they look for money everywhere, says Romer, adding that one patient moved into a smaller apartment to get a makeover; another traded her car for a facelift.
Leoncio Barrios, a social psychologist at the Central University of Venezuela, says such stories are the exception. “The majority of middle and lowerincome women do not have property to sell or the capacity to save, he says.
The industry will make sure that cosmetic work remains within reach to ensure a steady flow of income, Barrios says.
Despite the hefty price tag, the choice to get cosmetic surgery is not considered a luxury for some Venezuelans.
“We need to be beautiful, says Patino.
Competition among women, by magista high top far the biggest consumers of plastic surgery in Venezuela, to look their best is fierce, and social pressure to get work done is high.
“Socially, there is a lot of demand, especially from men, to have a good body, says Prem Pratita, a 27yearold who had a magista high top breast augmentation a few weeks ago.
In this imageconscious country, famous for beauty queens who win record numbers of world pageant titles, the idea of getting cosmetic surgery is instilled at a young age.
Patino recalls how, as a child, her mother and aunt dreamt of surgery to get rid of wrinkles. Now, with a child of her own, the subject is already on the table nike magista obra price.