Myths, legends and taboos of plastic surgery

Written by: Dr. Julio Puig
Published: | Updated: 14/02/2018
Edited by: Patricia Pujante Crespo

The plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery has been standardized in recent years. More and more patients coming to clinics to undergo treatment. In fact, in Spain they are held about 50,000 interventions a year aesthetic surgery.

However, although it is something increasingly standardized, it remains taboo. Spain is among the first European countries made many aesthetic treatments, but there are many patients who do not want to publicly admit that there have been adjustments, to avoid criticism and comments with bad intentions.


Why you have a misconception of plastic surgery?

One of the main reasons for the bad reputation can be related to the images that appear in the media, where bad examples always appear and aesthetic disasters. It may also be due to popular beliefs that associate interventions vain and superficial aspects. What is clear is that there is a barrier that prevents openly talk about plastic surgery, despite the desire to look and feel better is something commendable.


The main problem, and perhaps the main cause of the misconception of surgery, is the fact that many people relate this branch of surgery superfluous, unnecessary or a remote luxury of the working classes, reserved for individuals only high purchasing power.


Applications and objectives of Plastic Surgery

However, plastic surgery pursues not only an aesthetic purpose or is focused on a specific audience. It is not a whim, but in many cases, is used to correct problems or physical defects that hinder the daily lives of people. Other uses include the removal and correction of defects caused by tumors, or correct injury or physical malformations.


Interventions tummy tuck or breast reduction - eliminating fat deposits, glandular tissue and excess skin - help correct problems that impair not only physical health but mental patient. These interventions serve many patients to improve their self - esteem and starting a healthier lifestyle.


Within the specialty, reconstructive surgery is a clear sign that plastic surgery goes beyond being presumptuous. This is a surgery that seeks to rebuild or repair damaged areas in the patient 's body. Among them are some interventions that seek to recover the form, function and aesthetic appearance:- Breast reconstruction after cancer- Correction of cleft lip- The removal of scars- The care and treatment of major burns- Removal and coverage of large tumors


It future of plastic surgery: change your conception?

Young people are more open to explain their aesthetic touches. Also, plastic surgery is becoming more widespread. The Spanish Society of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (SECPRE) and SCPRECV fight to protect this profession, eradicating malpractice by unqualified personnel, one of the reasons for the prestige of the profession, undeserved for professionals who get the specialty after more than 11 years of study.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Julio Puig
Plastic surgery

Dr. Puig is a renowned plastic surgeon who has worked for more than 25 years of experience in the profession of medical excellence centers in Spain and the United States. Among his many accomplishments he was noted that founder and director of the Home Hospitalisation Unit of the University Hospital La Fe de Valencia in 1990. It is medical specialist in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic by opposition MIR at the Hospital de Bellvitge in Barcelona. He was also head of the unit of Plastic Surgery Clinic of Pilar de Barcelona between 2004 and 2015.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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