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Banned Venezuela buttock silicone injections 'can be lethal'

Looking good can be bad for your health - at least when you go to extreme lengths to achieve it.

Venezuelan women have died pursuing their ideal body shape, after undergoing a dangerous cosmetic procedure where liquid silicone is injected directly into the buttocks.

An estimated 30% of women between 18 and 50 have had the injections, which were banned in 2012.

Irene Caselli reports from the Venezuelan capital, Caracas.

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  • 19 Apr
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