Venezuela and Colombia are known for their voluptuous, exotic beauties like Diyana Mendoza and Gaby Espino and the unshakeble Shakira, and they’re connected to Brazil so they have a similar ethnic background. With a combined total of 82,900 surgeries performed last year, it’s easy to see that the two countries take their image seriously. The breast implant-obsessed culture found in this region is almost tragic though. In recent years, thousands of Colombian and Venezuelan women have found themselves suffering from faulty implants, which often rupture and require additional surgical correction. But with import/export laws giving preference to China (where inspection and regulation criteria are more lax than other countries) finding good replacement implants is difficult and has created a black market for this specific purpose. Many women in these two countries save for years to get the augmentation procedure only to find themselves with botched surgeries and no money to fix what went wrong.