By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazil has the dubious honor of being the only country in the world to have a cosmetic surgery procedure named after it. The ‘Brazilian Butt Lift’ involves lifting and reshaping the buttocks, often by sucking out fat from around the abdomen, flank and back areas and injecting it back into the buttocks to create firmer, more voluminous cheeks known as a "bubble butt."

Plastic surgery is a multi-billion dollar industry here in Brazil, and Rio’s obsession with the body beautiful makes it a mecca for those in pursuit . . .

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