The 'Dolls of Culiacan': New Plastic Surgery Craze Sweeps Mexican Cartel Land
Women across Mexico are going mad for a new trend in cosmetic surgery that makes them look like plastic dolls (Pixabay)
Women in Mexico's drug-trafficking regions are setting a new trend: surgical enhancement that makes them look like inflated dolls, Mexican researcher Juan Carlos Ayala told Sputnik Mundo.
The trend is particularly prevalent in states such as Sinaloa, a north-western region of Mexico which is a center of drug production and trafficking.
Women there, many of whom have connections to drug traffickers, have surgically altered their lips, breasts, buttocks and other body parts in order to look more like dolls. Some of them have even had ribs removed in order to obtain a slimmer waist. Thyroid disorders are often seen among women in the mountainous areas of northern Mexico because of iodine deficiencies.
"When they get a thyroid disorder and goiter, they visit the city (to see a doctor) and brag about how much money they have, hence the nickname 'buchones,' the feminine form of which is 'buchonas,'" Ayala explained.
"This is the name for women who pay for plastic surgery to get rid of part of their body or, on the contrary, pump up their buttocks, breasts or lips (with silicone). They wear very provocative and expensive clothes, false hair, nails and eyelashes. Sometimes they work as escorts, and sometimes they sell drugs themselves. Over time they have created their own image as the girlfriends or active accomplices of criminals."
There are scores of accounts on social networks advertising the "Doll" style, which are followed by thousands of Mexican women.
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