Spain has become one of the leading destinations in Europe to have cosmetic surgery performed (also known as plastic surgery).
This is due to many reasons; most people having cosmetic surgery in Spain are actually Spaniards themselves due to lifestyle and cultural changes.
Spanish people are very much into their looks and looking as pretty and young as they can.
Also the climate means they are outdoors more and the body more exposed and on show so looking good is more important. Banks even offer finance plans so you can spread payments.
Why Travel to Spain for Surgery?
The other key reason for the popularity of cosmetic surgery in Spain is that many Northern Europeans are taking holidays and trips and at the same time they are having aesthetic surgery.
Some people will opt to fly to other countries such as South Africa, America or Eastern Europe because they are often cheaper than having surgery in Spain but there are clear advantages to having cosmetic surgery in Spain, these being:
Spain is usually just a short flight away so you don’t have to take so much time off work. Flights to Spain are frequent and low-cost.
Spain is a familiar country especially to the British who feel more comfortable about travelling to Spain for cosmetic surgery as for example compared to Eastern European countries. Virtually everyone you will deal with regarding your surgery in Spain speaks English. Hospitals, clinics, doctors and nurses are usually of a high standard.
Indeed cosmetic surgery clinics in Spain are of the highest standards so are very safe and the prices are very favourable with procedures often cheaper than countries such as the UK so you can often find that the money saved enables you to have a free holiday at the same time.
You can combine the cosmetic surgery with a holiday, good for relaxing and recovering after your cosmetic surgery which is necessary and also people will not see you with bruises or scars.
When you fly back home they need not even know you had cosmetic surgery while you were on holiday!
As an alternative perhaps you might consider aesthetic medicine clinics in Spain which offer non-invasive surgery procedures to enhance your physical appearance such as botox or dermal fillers.
How Much Does Cosmetic Surgery Procedures Cost?
Typically cosmetic surgery in Spain will be approximately 35% cheaper than having it done in the UK. This of course will vary, take a look at our guide below to cosmetic surgery procedures you can have done in Spain because the costs (and savings) really depend on your choices.
To give you an idea a boob job is around €5,000. Don’t worry that the cheaper price indicates a lower standard – this is completely untrue.
Some of the clinics in Spain can offer free consultations first in the UK so you can know exactly what work you will have performed in Spain and they also offer after-care back in the UK.
Most popular cosmetic surgery procedures are liposuction, rhinoplasty (nose job), facelift, eye-lift, s-lift, tummy tuck, breast enlargement (boob job), breast reduction and cosmetic dentistry.
Qualifications To Look For
Do check the qualifications of the people who will be performing your operation or procedure. The national plastic surgeons’ society in Spain is called Secpre. Another organisation you may come across is ISAPS – the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Spain has strict rules and policies when it comes to the use of cosmetic surgery so be assured that as long as you are using a qualified person Spain is a good choice of location.
If the surgeon is not Spanish (for example English) it may be that they are instead registered with the GMC (General Medical Council) in the UK, this means they are a doctor but also check they are on the specialist register (for cosmetic plastic surgery). If in doubt do not go ahead.
Where to Find English-Speaking Clinics or Surgeons
Most cosmetic surgery clinics in Spain are located on the Costa del Sol. This is simply because this area, especially around Marbella, has been known for decades as the playground of the rich and famous and of course wealthy people will often be typical clients for having cosmetic surgery.
Knowing people who have used cosmetic surgeons in Spain would of course be the best method but below we list a selection of companies we know to offer cosmetic surgery in Spain. Please note we do personally endorse these companies and cannot in any way be help liable should you use them and experience problems, we simply list them to help in your quest for information.
A leading provider are Mills & Mills Medical Group:
“Why Consider Cosmetic Surgery in Spain. By choosing to enjoy a recuperative cosmetic surgery break in Spain wih Mills and Mills, you will be able to take advantage if low prices and high quality medical care at the same time. If you are looking for relaxation, privacy and value, then coming to Spain for your cosmetic surgery abroad really is worth it. You will have professional, affordable cosmetic surgery, obesity surgery, dentistry and non-surgical treatments in a luxury environment that is a genuine “home from home”. As a British-owned business, we also offer you FREE consultations & FREE aftercare in the UK & Ireland at our network of consultation centres, perfect!”
Mills & Mills Medical Group S.L. H.C. International Hospital Casa Sta. Isabel Urb. Las Mimosas 29660 Nueva Andalucia, Marbella Spain
Call From UK: 0871 218 2182 Calling From Rest of Europe: (0034) 952 908 538
Calle Jacinto Benavente 17, 29601 Marbella, Malaga
Type of Business: Health and Beauty Clinic. Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, Dental Care
Towns or Areas Covered: Costa del Sol, Malaga province, Andalucia, South Spain
Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery. Aesthetic Medicine. Liposculpture, Brazilian Butt Lift, Abdominoplasty, Eye Lift, Fat Transfer, Lipofilling, Breast Lift, Breast Augmentation, Breast Reconstruction, Anti-Ageing, Botox, Fillers, Skin Rejuvenation, Wrinkle Treatments, Dental Implants, Dental Care
Health and Beauty Clinic: Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, Aesthetic Medicine, Dental Care, Oriental Medicine
Dra. Patricia Gutiérrez Ontalvilla – Plastic Surgeon
Calle Jorge Juan 26
Telephone: 963 255 325
Type of Business: Plastic Surgeon
Towns or Areas Covered: None.
– Aesthetic Medicine:
Remodeling and lip plumping
Beta Tricalcium Phosphate
– Plastic Surgery:
Lipostructure or Coleman lipofilling
Liposculpture and liposuction
Ear surgery, otoplasty
Face and Neck Lift
Eyelid Surgery, Blepharoplasty
Cheek and chin surgery
– Vaginal Surgery:
Filling labia majora
Dr. Patricia Gutierrez has a MD. in Medicine and Surgery with an honorable mention from the prestigious University of Navarra (1998).
Dr. Patricia Gutierrez completed her training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Ospedale Civile di Legnano (Milan) in 2002.
She completed her specialty in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Plastic Surgery and Burn Unit, in the Hospital Universitario “La Fe” in Valencia (1999-2004).
She is a member of the Spanish Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (SECPRE), International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), Spanish Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (AECEP) and the Valencian Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic (SVCPRE).
Calle del Sol 2
Type of Business: Medical, Dental and Aesthetics clinic
Towns or Areas Covered: Costa Blanca
Dentistry and dental implants
Anti ageing aesthetics
Medcare has been helping patients since 2005 in our Benijofar and Alfaz del Pi clinics. As well as GP and Nursing Services we provide traditional and cosmetic dentistry such as dental implants, invisible teeth straightening, teeth whitening. Also anti-ageing aesthetic treatments such as Botox, fillers, peels, Dermapen, Dracula Therapy (PRP) and more. We offer cosmetic surgery with a leading surgeon including face lifts, tummy tuck, breast ops, eye lifts, liposuction.
Instituto de Benito
Avinguda Diagonal, 490, 1º 1ª, 08006 Barcelona
Telephone: +34 932 53 02 82
Type of Business: Centre for aesthetic surgery and medicine
Towns or Areas Covered: Barcelona
The institute is considered to be among the 10 best worldwide
A solid human team consisting of excellent specialists in different techniques.
Pioneering medical team in a variety of techniques and aesthetic treatments.
The Instituto de Benito, a centre for aesthetic surgery and medicine and for any procedure involving beauty care, combines the most advanced medical and surgical leading edge with the best human team. It is also located in one of the most prestigious areas in the city of Barcelona, in the heart of Diagonal avenue.
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