Colombia’s Congress is about to pass a law that will prohibit controversial cosmetic plastic surgery for minors, who in some cases receive risky breast or buttock implants as young as 15.
Apart from reconstructive surgeries or operations required due to physical or psychological ailments, Colombia’s youth will soon have to wait until they are 18 to go under the knife.
The prohibited surgeries will include breast augmentation, buttock enhancement, liposuction, ultrasound skin tightening, and botox among other operations that alter the appearance.
The law will also prohibit the use of minors as models in advertisements for all types of aesthetic procedures.
The president of the Colombian Society for Plastic Surgery, Aesthetics, and Reconstruction, Luz Maria Triana, supports the law, expressing concern over the rising number of Colombian teenagers undergoing plastic surgery whilst their bodies are

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