España - número 12 en intervenciones a nivel mundial

Plastic Surgery and Medical Aesthetics in Spain


Aesthetics and beauty undoubtedly play an important role in modern society. Current lifestyles and the constant need to boost self-esteem have led to an increase in plastic surgery and medical aesthetics in Spain. Furthermore, according to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), Spain is ranked 12th worldwide in terms of aesthetic treatments.

Breast surgery: the top surgical procedure

Among all the surgical procedures, breast surgery is the most common. Breast augmentation being, by far, the most popular of all. In fact, in Spain the average number of breast surgery procedures carried out per year is 46,500 and worldwide the number for this type of surgery represents 15.8% of all aesthetic surgery procedures.

The four most popular aesthetic procedures in Spain are:

plastic surgery and medical aesthetics in Spain

  • Liposuction
  • Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)
  • Rhinoplasty (nose reshaping)
  • Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)

Facial rejuvenation: the most popular non-surgical procedure

Facial rejuvenation has become the top non-surgical procedure worldwide over the past few years. It is also the type of treatment most frequently carried out in aesthetic clinics in Spain.

The list of top non-surgical treatments is, as follows:

  • Botulinum toxin treatments
  • Hyaluronic acid dermal filler treatments
  • Laser hair removal
  • Facial photorejuvenation

Who goes for this type of aesthetic treatments?

As far as gender is concerned, women are much more likely to decide to undergo aesthetic procedures. According to the Spanish Society of Plastic, Restorative and Aesthetic Surgery (SECPRE), more than 80% of procedures are carried out are on women, with just 15% carried out on men.

As far as age is concerned, the age range is usually between 30-44 years old for those who use aesthetic clinics most in Spain.

Spain has more than a thousand qualified plastic surgeons registered in the country

The plastic surgeons in the country boast wide experience and expertise in aesthetic procedures. Consequently, the number of plastic surgery and aesthetic procedures carried out in Spain increases year after year, this clearly demonstrating that more and more people are putting their trust in aesthetic specialists to achieve their goal of looking and feeling more attractive and thereby gaining higher self-esteem.