The business of aesthetics is experiencing a genuine boom in our country due to the growing concern about beauty and physical appearance in a society that is very aware of the social networks, upload pictures to the Network and the autofotos or ‘selfies’. The interventions are on the increase and e n our country is made 398.350 operations of the year, with the goal of improving the physical aspect , according to estimates by the Spanish Society of Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive and Aesthetic (Secpre) drawn from the survey of The reality of Cosmetic Surgery in Spain 2017-2018. This report also suggests that surgical practices most popular are breast augmentation and liposuction , while the third position is occupied by the breast reduction. The boom in this sector has also led to the proliferation of centres that offer operations to price "low cost", with discounts very aggressive offers or claims to attract customers. Despite the fact that a priori can be attractive to the pocket of the consumer, some specialists warn of the risks that these practices are low-cost mean for patients and their health.
These low-cost centers have experienced their particular August in the wake of the economic crisis suffered in Spain. In this regard, the doctor Ramón Calderón, president of the Secpre, indicates that many people, especially younger people, give priority to the price versus the safety . "When one considers an operation of cosmetic surgery you need to assess the good result", says Calderón. The clinics in which the scalpel is used to blow of discounts may appeal you to save money in the security field. Prices, in fact, are well below the average of what is charged in a traditional center. So, for a breast augmentation will charge up to 7,500 euros in a hospital in front of the 2.900 some offers announced in clinics and low-cost. The savings are focused on crop safety, and materials of poorer quality, according to the experts consulted.
Doctors without titration
"Many of these schools share the anesthetist when the law mark that has one for each operating room, lack of blood bank, or do not have intensive care unit", warns the president of the Secpre. Personalized attention and follow-up care may also be resentful in this type of clinics. Despite the dangers of not having skilled health personnel, in Spain there are about 9,000 doctors without qualification that they are carrying out operations of aesthetics, compared to about 1,000 which have the specialty of Plastic Surgery, Aesthetic and Reconstructive, on the basis of calculations of the Secpre.
"it is Not the same that a clinic be headed by a businessman who by a doctor, since the first tends to take precedence over the benefit and you lose the essence of the Medicine," says Calderon. For his part, the director of the clinic Femm, Charles Gullon, adds that the experience of health personnel "is a grade", as well as the postoperative follow-up over the years by if a problem arises, for example, with a breast prosthesis.
The market operations of correction or seconds touch-ups has also increased due to the treatments cheap of low quality. "The 15% of the consultation of a plastic surgeon have to do today with fix destruction of the first operation," says the president of the Secpre. In this line, the specialists at affect that in these cases, the cheap comes out expensive and advocate for postponing interventions until sufficient liquidity to deal with them instead of rushing to hunt for deals."The 15% of the consultation of a plastic surgeon have to do today with fix destruction of a first operation"
however, from the Organization of Consumers and Users (OCU) point out that identify all the 'low cost' as unsafe is not appropriate", nor either does justice to the part of the sector . "You can be a good relationship between quality and price. The consumer may accept offers as long as they can guarantee that clinics are in a position, your enrollment in the health record, including liability insurance and that the professionals have the qualifications," says Enrique García, the spokesperson for OCU.
Updated Date: 12 September 2019, 20:00