A few weeks ago, the Spanish Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (SECPRE) presented its report on The reality of Aesthetic Surgery in Spain (2022), and despite the nature of the media that this medical specialty is always created, which is clearly on the rise worldwide (and significant in Spain, with the 12th position in the world), the truth is that there are some surprises: the Breast surgery continues to be the most requested and especially breast augmentation with implants.
Although augmentation with filler is at the top of the list of breast surgeries, there are others that have also grown in recent years. The doctor Pilar R. Urcelay, plastic surgeon at the Virgen del Mar Hospital in Madrid, with more than 22 years of experience in cosmetic surgery, especially for women, also emphasizes the tendency to reduce it in recent years: “It can be seen even on the catwalk, in movies, in fashion … women with smart chest which, on the other hand, allows clothes that are more versatile. There are many women who also, especially in adulthood, make a mastopexy (breast lift). These methods allow you to use smarter bras or even without them. As for young women, it is above all a functional issue, a very large breast, in addition to creating complications at that age, cannot be used in terms of practicing sports, the way when they dress, the underwear they are forced to wear. … We all like to dress for our age, young women, logically, too.”
What is this specialist and the president of SECPRE, Isabel de Benito they want to explain that, despite the scope of between 18-29 years, female breast surgery represents 62.1% of the total of aesthetic interventions (and 45.7% additions with implants) in those under 18 years of age they are anecdotal (often associated with malformations), thereby dispelling the myth that girls don’t have to wait until they’re 18. Under the age of the majority, those under 18 years of age first requested otoplasty (corrective surgery for ‘detached’ ears), with 51.3%, followed by chest surgeries, with 16.2%, but to reduce this.
Who can pay for breast surgery without work?
Dr. Nelida Grande, cosmetic surgeon and president of WOPRASS (the association of Spanish female plastic surgeons) points out that she, in her private practice, has noticed an increase in breast augmentation operations between 19 and 21 years old: ” ” It is clear that they and their parents, who can afford to grow breasts at that age? It usually responds to a complex held since childhood that they decide to solve after reaching the age of majority, after finishing school and before starting university.”
Legal age for operation: “Although the average age of access to a cosmetic surgery has decreased slightly, it should be pointed out that between 18 and 25 years of age, 90% of the requests for cosmetic surgery are quite reasonable and that they are also accompanied to their parents.” , Dr. wanted. Benito to emphasize, who also remembers that legal from the age of 16 A patient can be operated on without parental consent. “But one thing is public medicine, where certain processes specific to that age are considered, and the other is private medicine where they have to consider the cost of an intervention.”
Confirmed by Dr. Grande that the role of the surgeon must also advise with a long-term vision, “if a girl comes supported by her parents to be operated at the age of 19 or 20, there is little to say. to do is to talk to her and try to ensure that, even if they insist on doing so, they decide to an extent that is not excessive. It remains to the good manners and common sense of the surgeon Therefore, what is clear from these three specialists is that these interventions must always be performed by a surgeon recognized by the SECPRE (Spanish Society of Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery) or the AECEP (Spanish Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery). “It is not possible that the assessment and budget for an augmentation surgery is done in a commercial, as it happens in some centers,” remembers Dr. Great.
Dr. explained to me. Isabel de Benito that he will not tire of repeating as a ‘red flag’ for not having surgery in a place that “if the first consultation is not attended by a surgeon, it is done by a commercial, they will not. charge you visit and they will fill you.” of promotions… reasons for running away.
The truth is that some clinics known as low cost Breast augmentation with breast prosthesis is offered less than 2,000 euros, if in other specialists and in hospital centers it is rare that it is less than 5,000 euros. Conducting an operation of this type must always be in a hospital or health center with ICU, general anesthesia, with an anesthetist present throughout the process, and of course with all the should be preoperative as well as follow-up examinations. The quality of the prosthesis is also something that justifies these price differences.
The most important thing is to provide good and complete information, which explains all the advantages and disadvantages of cosmetic surgery, especially at a young age, says Dr. Grande: “I have 18-year-old patients with very large natural breasts that I recommend. wait for the reduction, because in the first years of transformation they have hypertrophy that will be naturally nuanced later. And in any case, at those ages we must warn them that the breast can grow again. ”
Although the statistics may show a number that may sound strong: 1.6 million women in the world will undergo breast augmentation with implants in 2021, beauty standards are not global and are highly influenced in culture and society. In every country. “In Spain, fortunately, we see very few extravagances and most patients ask us moderate and harmonious results” remembered Benito’s doctor.
The most requested cosmetic surgeries in Spain, by age group
In relation to 2013, when this same report was made worldwide in Spain, it is worth noting that the breast enlargement with the implant remaining in the first place and blepharoplasty go to the second one transferred to liposuction to the third position. If we analyze each process by age group, the distribution is as follows:
Minors under 18 years of age:
- 51.3% – Otoplasty (ear surgery)
- 16.2% – Breast reduction
- 13.7% – Gynecomastia (decrease in male breasts)
Between 18 and 29 years:
- 45.7% – Breast augmentation with implants
- 11.7% – Rhinoplasty
- 8.1% – Liposuction
Between 30 and 44 years:
- 27.3% – Breast augmentation with implants
- 13.2% – Liposuction
- Breast lift + augmentation
Between 45 and 60 years:
- 22.5% – Blepharoplasty
- 14.6% – Breast augmentation with implants
- 10.7% – Liposuction
Over 60 years:
- 46.8% – Blepharoplasty
- 8.2% – Face lifting
- 7.8% – Breast augmentation with implants
Every body is unique and the person himself knows best the physical and mental problems that can cause a defect every day, there is little anyone can say. But when we go to the consultation, and then to the operating room, the information comes from a surgeon is always infinitely more than the patient. It is not very wise to focus on what we see on social networks, or what works for a friend, compared to the years of experience of someone who knows the human body.