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The most commonly performed procedure overall is tumor removal. The most commonly performed cosmetic procedures are liposuction and breast augumentation.
The first is nose reshaping (rhinoplasty). After that there is liposuction.
Taking in account men and women between their 30 and 50, the 5 most frequent procedures are: liposuction, blefaroplasty, abdominoplasty, breast augumentation, chemical peel.
Plastic comes from the Greek term plastikos, meaning to mould or shape.
The official title of Specialist in Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery. (Título de Médico Especialista en Cirugía Plástica, Estética y Reconstructiva). The name of the specialty has changed in 2003, the previous name, also valid, was: Médico Especialista en Cirugía Plástica y Reparadora. In Spain, Specialist Plastic surgeons are certified by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport (Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte -MECD). To obtain the official title of specialist by the MECD a physician must pass a series of rigorous tests about medical procedures and practices and must have undergone officially recognised plastic surgery training.
The Oficial Medical Colleges (Colegio Oficial de Médicos) can provide information and confirmation on qualified plastic surgeons in a specific province.
Useful addresses and telephone numbers are:
Ilustre Colegio Oficial de Médicos de La Coruña:
Avda. Salvador de Madariaga, 35.
15008 La Coruña.
Teléfono: (00 34) 981 295477
Colegio Oficial de Médicos de Madrid:
C. Santa Isabel, 51.
Teléfono: (00 34) 91 5385100
Sociedad Española de Cirugía Plástica, Reparadora y Estética:
C. Villanueva 11.
Teléfono: (00 34) 902 409060
Doctors that are members of the Spanish Society of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery (SECPRE) are officially qualified specialist surgeons.
Reconstructive surgery attempts to recreate the form and function of a normal body part after an injury or illness.
La Cirugía Estética modifica la forma de regiones normales del cuerpo para mejorar la apariencia y la autoestima. Procedimientos como el lifting facial, la liposucción o la rinoplastia son frecuentes en cirugía estética.