Tummy Tuck in Spain

Tummy Tuck in Spain   

High healthcare cost in the neighboring European countries, provides Spain a unique opportunity to lure medical tourists from all across Europe. 

Extremely advanced healthcare infrastructure, internationally recognized specialists and competent medical staff help maintain the superior quality of healthcare. These capabilities are accompanied by the most advanced and latest technology instruments used during abdominoplasty surgeries.

Abdominoplasty comes with financial as well as personal risk. The healthcare infrastructure of Spain assures a high success rate of the therapy without imposing a burden on the patient’s pocket.

All these factors along with the suitable geographical location on the map and suitable legal and regulatory support have established Spain as a hotspot for medical tourism. Patents from all across the globe prefer Spain for their medical treatments.

Best clinics for Tummy Tuck Surgery in Spain

  • Vithas Xanit International Hospital: 

  • Quironsalud Spanish Medical Care: 

  • Sanitas Hospitales: 

  • Antiaging Group Barcelona: 

  • Royal Marbella Hospital: 

  • Cirumed Clinic

  • Hospital Clínic Costa Brava

Cost of tummy tuck in Spain:

Spain offers affordable tummy tuck/abdominoplasty as compared to several other European countries. Complete tummy tuck cost ranges between $US 4,800 - $US7,500. Mini tummy tuck in Spain range between $US 3,500 - $US 4,200, whereas the extended Tummy tuck price starts from $US 5,300. The average price for a tummy tuck in Spain is around $7,600.

Treatment and Cost


Total Days
In Country

2 No. Travelers

2 Day in Hospital

5 Days Outside Hospital

Treatment cost starts from

USD 9800


About the Abdominoplasty ( Tummy Tuck)

Abdominoplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure that is popularly known as tummy tuck. This procedure is used to remove excess fat from the abdominal region and give a taut stomach to an individual who wished for it. Dietary changes and exercising is one way to keep the body sleek and taut. However, sometimes even exercising may not help reduce abdominal fat. Abdominoplasty is opted by individuals who are in dire need of losing abdominal fat. This surgery works by removing extra fat and by tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall.

A tummy tuck is not the same as liposuction, however, both the procedures can be conducted together. Abdominoplasty may seem like a simple procedure, however, it is a major surgery. Abdominoplasty should only be preferred by men and women who are in overall good health but need to tone loss excess fat from their abdomen. Women who have had given birth to several children can also opt for this procedure for the tightening of the abdominal muscles. Additionally, this procedure is also suitable for people who have lost a considerable amount of weight and now need to get rid of loose skin around their abdomen.

A tummy tuck is not suitable for the following people:

  • Women planning pregnancy
  • Individuals looking forward to weight loss
  • People worried about having a scar post surgery

How is Abdominoplasty ( Tummy Tuck) performed?

Both complete tummy tuck surgery and mini tummy tuck are conducted under the influence of general anesthesia. Before the surgeon cuts the abdomen of the patient, general anesthesia is administered to put the patient into a temporary sleep. This is done so that the patient does not feel any pain or discomfort during the surgery.

The following steps are performed once the patient is under the influence of general anesthesia:

  • The surgeon makes a horizontally-oriented incision between the pubic hairline and belly button. The shape and the size of incision depend on whether the patient is having complete tummy tuck surgery or mini tummy tuck and also on the extent of fat in the abdominal area.
  • A second incision around the navel may be made in the case of complete abdominoplasty to remove excess fat.
  • The upper abdominal skin is pulled down and the excess fat or skin is trimmed.
  • The remaining skin is attached with the help of sutures.
  • A new opening for belly button is created in the case of complete tummy tuck surgery.
  • Adhesive, tape, clips, or sutures are used to close the incisions.

Recovery from Abdominoplasty ( Tummy Tuck)

You are likely to experience some pain and swelling after the surgery. The surgeon is most likely to prescribe a few medications to handle pain and other discomforts. You may experience the following discomforts:

  • Soreness
  • Numbness
  • Tiredness
  • Bruising

You are likely to have a scar on your tummy even after years of the surgery. The surgeon may prescribe a few creams and ointments for scar healing but some of it will always be there in the future. Make sure to follow the guidelines given by the surgeon about managing the surgical wound. You will be given specific instructions on how to position yourself during sitting and sleeping so that you experience minimal discomfort. Avoid doing any strenuous activity for at least six weeks after the surgery.

Almost all individuals are happy with the final results after having a tummy tuck. It is important for them to maintain a healthy diet and regular exercise regimen to maintain the results.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the of cost tummy tuck in Spain

The cost of the tummy tuck depends on the type of procedure availed. Mini tummy tuck in Spain range between $US 3,500 - $US 4,200. Extended Tummy tuck price starts from $US 5,300. Large price variation can be seen for a complete tummy tuck. The cost for complete tummy tuck range between $US 4,800 - $US7,500. The average price for a tummy tuck in Spain is around $7,600. 

What are the factors affecting the cost of tummy tuck in Spain

The cost of abdominoplasty/tummy tuck depend on a number of factors. The general health of the individual is one of the crucial factors affecting the final cost of the procedure. Existing health issues of the individual can increase the risk involved in the procedure. Underlying conditions can increase the cost of abdominoplasty procedures. 

The aftercare costs and rehabilitation charges are usually included in the total package. The patient may incur additional costs from nurse and therapist visits. The use of specialized equipment and medications increase the net cost of the therapy. 

The overall expertise of the health care professional carrying out the abdominoplasty and the reputation of the hospital represent other factors contributing to the overall cost.

What are the different approaches and techniques to tummy tuck surgery available in Spain

Tummy tuck/Abdominoplasty is a cosmetic surgery that targets at making abdomen firmer by removing excess fat and muscles. Following are some of the different approaches and techniques to tummy tuck surgery in Spain

  • Standard tummy tuck: Commonly referred to as full tummy tuck where excess fat is removed from above and below the navel/belly button. Two incisions are required, one on the lower side of the abdomen extending from hip to hip. This incision is strategically placed below the underwear line and the other incision surrounding the navel. The other wound is virtually undetectable once it is recovered. The muscle below is tightened before the skin can be pulled taut post careful removal of excess tissue. The belly button is reconstructed.

  • Mini tummy tuck: This process is less invasive and majorly targets the excess fat and tissues below the navel (lower abdomen). As the incision is required below the navel, the belly button is not affected. This procedure is ideal for the individuals troubled by persistent fat in the lower abdomen area.

  • Circumferential lower body lifts More invasive technique targets removal of excess fat and tissues from the hips and the lower back in addition to the abdomen. A longer horizontal incision is required across the lower abdomen extending to the lower back. Excess fat is discarded from the lower back and hips helping to reshape the body and more consistent body contour. Reconstructing of the navel is required in this procedure.

Which are the best clinics in Spain for Tummy Tuck Surgery

Following are some of the most sought after and most renowned JCI-Certified Clinics for Tummy Tuck Surgery in Spain:

Vithas Xanit International Hospital: With 250+ skilled physicians and 650+ trained professionals, the facility is JCI accredited and best known for its excellent standards of healthcare. The hospital caters domestic and international patients across all specialties, and its staff is comfortable in communicating 15 different languages, making it a choice destination for medical tourists. 

Quironsalud Spanish Medical Care: More than 60 years of delivering quality healthcare, Quironsalud is the largest hospital group in Europe. 125+care centers, 50+ general hospitals, and 7 university hospitals and various health clinics, the group has a strong international presence. The facility is JCI accredited and best known for delivering care of best standards. The hospital is equipped with modern treatments and world-class physicians.

Sanitas Hospitales: 700+ centers throughout Spain and 40,000+ medical professionals, 2 hospitals in this group are well known for aesthetic procedures of international standards. Hospital Sanitas La Zarzuela and Hospital Sanitas La Moraleja are at the forefront of delivering holistic, integrated, and quality care across all specialties. Both the facilities are JCI accredited and the group was also entitled to EFQM 2015 European Excellence Award. 

Antiaging Group Barcelona: Board certified surgeons on board, who are members of the Spanish Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the group is an expert in performing distinguished aesthetic and plastic surgeries. 

The experts at the group are rightly known for the use of cutting-edge techniques and maintaining quality care standards. Royal Marbella Hospital: Equipped with the most recent technology instruments and expertise of the health care professionals, the hospital caters to domestic and international patients searching for aesthetic procedures. 

Who are the best plastic surgeons in Spain for Tummy Tuck Surgery

Following are some of the best and most reviewed plastic surgeons in Spain for Abdominoplasty:

Dr. Francisco Giraldo Ansio: Dr. Francisco has more than 30 years of experience in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery/aesthetic surgery and is currently working as head of the plastic surgery unit at the Vithas Xanit International Hospital. He is a prestigious member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) and many other international associations with global recognition.

Dr. Maria Isabel Ruiz: Currently operating at Vithas Xanit international hospital, she is an expert in plastic, reconstructive, and aesthetic surgery. Dr. Maria is She has undergone several pieces of training and courses in plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery that has added to her expertise making her the most skilled surgeon in the area. 

Dr. Julio Puig: Dr. Julio is a prestigious member of the International Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (IPRAS) and American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and many other globally recognized associations. Dr. Julio has more than 30+ years of experience of working in this domain. Dr. Julio has completed several postgraduate courses and several pieces of training in aesthetics, plastic and reconstructive surgery with globally recognized surgeons in Spain and abroad. He has his own clinics that are well recognized and preferred by patients searching for aesthetic treatments.

Dr. Jesus Benito Ruiz: Currently serving as President of the Spanish Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Dr. Jesus possesses clinical experience of more than 25 years. Numerous awards and recognitions at his name, he is the director of the Anti-Ageing Group Barcelona. He is a prestigious member of ASAPS and ISAPS and many more globally recognized associations for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. Dr. Alexander Aslani: Record of performing 12000+ plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries at his name till date he is currently serving as Director and Head of Department at Cirumed clinic. He is, in addition, Chairman and Head of two different Plastic surgery units: Department of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery in Hospital Quiron (Malaga) and Plastic Surgery Department of Hospital Quiron (Marbella)

Which are the best cities in Spain for Tummy Tuck Surgery

Madrid, Barcelona, Malaga and Marbella cater the patients from across the globe for plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive procedures, especially abdominoplasty. In recent years Valencia and Alicante have also emerged as the new hotspots for the same. All the mentioned cities are in proximity to international airports making it easy for their commute.

What is the success rate for Tummy Tuck in Spain

The success rate with the abdominoplasty/tummy tuck procedures in Spain is relatively on the higher side. The chances of complications are as low as 3.1%. In spite of such a high success rate, the procedure involves some amount of risk of complications. For instance, fluid accumulation beneath the skin (seroma), poor wound healing, and unexpected scarring, tissue damage, bleeding, and allergic reactions can occur. Following to surgeon’s aftercare instructions is very much essential to prevent complications.

What is the health care infrastructure of Spain / Why should opt for Spain as a destination for your medical treatment?
Spain has a uni payer healthcare system. This means that there is universal coverage for most of the expenses (excluding prescription drugs). One might have to wait for quite some time to avail of elective procedure treatment in Spain. Non-European travelers must have valid health insurance coverage to benefit from the hospitals in Spain. One can also avail of it on a residency visa. The private insurance system helps you to avail the benefits at monthly costs. The taxes in Spain are comparatively lower than those of other European countries. Hence, one can surely opt for this country for medical treatment.
What are the conditions of the hospitals in Spain? Are they JCI certified? What is the quality of the support staff in the hospitals?
The Joint Commission International (JCI) is a global leader in health care accreditation. JCI accreditation is considered a gold standard in worldwide health care. It provides the most skilled and experienced healthcare professionals in the medical industry, as evaluators of the rigorous international standards in healthcare quality and patient safety. Here are a few JCI certified hospitals in Spain :
  • Vithas Xanit International Hospital
  • Grupo Hospitalario Quirónsalud
  • Centro Médico Quironsalud Teknon
  • Hospital General de Catalunya
  • Instituto de Microcirugía Ocular (IMO Barcelona)
  • Sanitas Hospitales
  • Guttmann Institute
  • Instituto Balear de Oftalmología (IBO)
Are the doctors/surgeons in Spain of the best quality?
The hospitals in Spain are based on “el sistema national de salud” which provides high-quality care and medical centres, that is, “centros de salud”. This system has public and private healthcare systems, often within the same level. Since many countries send ex-pats here, one can even find an English speaking doctor very easily. Most doctors are adequately skilled and can handle the cases.
What is the process for obtaining a medical visa in Spain?
One has to apply for a Schengen Visa to gain entry into Spain for a medical purpose. The required documents when applying for a Schengen Visa for Medical Treatment are as follows:
  1. Visa application form.
  2. Two photos.
  3. Valid travel document/passport.
  4. A copy of your passport's data page.
  5. Roundtrip flight reservation.
  6. Travel Medical Insurance.
  7. Proof of accommodation
What support services does MediGence provide in Spain?
MediGence has been praised on a global scale for the list of services they provide. Apart from the listed services, the staff and the guides are adorned for their customer interaction, impromptu assistance, and various other assistance related guidance throughout the tour. Thus, the list of services provided by MediGence are:
  • Insurance query related guidance
  • In-detail guidance till completion of the medical tour
  • Visa Assistance
  • Free airport to hospital transfer
  • On-Ground Support
  • Teleconsultations
  • Accommodations Assistance
  • Rehabilitation and recovery services
Which are the best cities in Spain for medical treatment?
Spain has many cities like Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, and Pamplona that have some of the best hospitals in Spain. Madrid has good hospitals for general and reproductive health facilities. Barcelona has hospitals specializing in child healthcare.

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