The official certification to practice as a Plastic Surgeon in Spain is obtained by doctors who specialize in Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. A highly demanding process that involves a selection period via MIR, in addition to theoretical and practical training for a minimum of 5 years after the degree in medicine.
Attention! Attention! currently thousands of doctors without official certification perform Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery interventions in Spain. At the moment the legislation does not protect enough. People should be aware that if they go to a dentist when they have dental problems or gynecologist in all matters relating to the female reproductive system. So it must be equally clear that they should go to a Plastic Surgeon for all types of plastic surgery.
Unfortunately, there are doctors who motivated by economic interests do not hesitate to avoid this intense process of training and specialization. They offer their services as cosmetic surgeons without embarrassment, which puts at high risk the result of the operation and the health of the patient.
Be wary of all those doctors who have simply taken courses, master’s degrees, or workshops on cosmetic surgery. In any case provide the training and qualification of the specialty in Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Choosing a Plastic Surgeon
If you are looking for a Plastic Surgeon in Spain, the first thing you can do is consult the directory of Plastic Surgeons offered by SECPRE (Spanish Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery). If you have already found a surgeon who inspires your confidence, do not hesitate to ask for his official certification.
In addition to choosing an officially qualified doctor, it is highly advisable to know the hospital or clinic where the operation will be performed, as it must be equipped with the necessary resources to attend to any emergency situation.
Overlooking these important aspects is only to the detriment of the patient. For more details, you can read the tips for choosing Plastic Surgeon that we published some time ago. If you are looking for a Plastic Surgeon in Málaga, Marbella or Granada, you can now make an appointment with Dr. Juan Martínez Gutiérrez by calling 638 602 462.