Venezuela is suffering critical shortages of prescription drugs and basic medical supplies. But as this medical crisis worsens, the cosmetic surgery industry is thriving.

The cosmetic surgery business is booming in Venezuela, fueled by Venezuelans with access to dollars, and foreigners who travel to the country looking for a deal. The devaluation of the Venezuelan bolĂ­var and demand for U.S. dollars has driven down the cost of cosmetic surgery to be the least expensive in the world.