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Brazilian Plastic Surgery: Beauty on a Budget

BRAZILIAN PLASTIC SURGERY: BEAUTY ON A BUDGET

 
 

VICE // PRODUCER

After the death of the Ivo Pitanguy - the godfather of plastic surgery - I visited a clinic where his grandson is carrying on the tradition of giving low income Brazilians access to plastic surgery. This story explores the economics of government-subsidized plastic surgery, and the cultural belief that beauty is a right that should be afforded to anyone.