gisele-bundchen-plastic-surgery.jpg In Brazil, there was a time when women who had curvy figures were considered beautiful. But with the international standards of beauty has made its foray into Brazil. Now Plumpness is no more a sign of beauty in this country, rather slender and sleek personalities, are rated beautiful.

A recent government study in Brazil has shown an increase of 100% in the consumption of appetite suppressants from the year 2001 to 2005. The rise in usage of diet pills is largely attributed to aesthetic appeal, rather than medical reasons. The slender, sleek women considered as beauty queens in western countries has all, changed this equation of beauty in Brazilians. It is often termed as cruel cultural imposition on Brazilian women.