On January 9&10, 2006, during
their first International Congress, the members of the European Academy
of Plastic Surgery of ACEIP, in collaboration with the Athens Medical
Scientific Society met with the Scientific Community in Athens, Greece.
EAPS - ACEIP thoroughly
examined the issue of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery of
the face and body.They also reviewed important subjects as tissue
allotransplantation, beautification and rejuvenation of the face,
augmentation, reduction, lifting of small or ptotic breasts, plastic
surgery of the trunk and limbs. The details concerning all the above
topics were examined through the lense of the updated international
scientific data that concerns this specialty.
More details (as reported
at the Press Conference given at the Foreign Press Association and later
published in the Greek and Foreign Press scientists) were provided by
Prof .of Plastic Surgery and Microsurgery Tomaz Nassif of the Catholic
University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Dr Felice Garofalo, Head of
Cliinica Mediterranea of Ragusa, Italy, Dr Isidro Sesma associate of
Clinica Iberolatina from San Sebastia, Spain, Dr Konstantinos Manolis,
associate of "Ygeia" hospital and Dr Ioannis Lyras,
Head of the Plastic Surgery Clinic of the Athens Medical Center,
explained that plastic surgery today offers excellent results worldwide
and scientists perform on a constant basis operations as tissue
transplantations to the face, use of medical implants for the
improvement of the contour of the face, the breasts, the hips, etc.
aiming at the augmentation of volume and the improvement of shape. Also,
surgical techniques for the correction of the flaccid (loose) skin that
is caused by the influence of time, certain diseases or accidents and
the treatment of genetic deformities at any age.
As far as composite tissue
allotransplantation (CTA) to the face, is concerned scientists
interanationally are positive under certain moral (donor),
deontological, (medical teams) legal (identity), technical
(immunosupression) circumstances. These details rather be resolved
before the clinical application of the method (awaiting for the final
results of the French team) .
More precisely, statistic data of the most popular operations per gender, age and country are as follows :
Ages range :
1) 20-30 years of age 20%
2) 30-40 years of age 45%
3) 40-60 years of age 20%
4) 10-20 years of age 10%.
For women, the most popular aesthetic operations are:
- Rinoplasty: 30%
- Breast augmentation with breast implants 20%
- Lipoplasty 20%
- Face lifting 10%
- Abdominoplasty 10%
- Rhinoplasty 40%
- Gynaecomastia 20%
- Waist fat accumulation 15%
- Ear correction - Blepharoplasty 10%
- Hair transplantation 10%
The first seven countries are:
- U.S.A. - Canada: 550.000 operations per year
- Brazil : 350.000 operations per year
- Japan : 250.000 operations per year
- France : 150.000 operations per year
- Spain : 100.000 operations per year
- Germany : 100.000 operations per year
Greece steadily holds a position between 10 th and 20 th place, just as Switzerland, with about 10.000 operations per year.
the above operations, meaning facial, breast and body operations
(rhinoplasty, breast augmentation with silicone implants, face lifts,
lipoplasty etc) have the absolute approval of the scientific community
whilst the patient satisfaction rate reaches 92% worldwide.
The accumulated experience
of Plastic Surgeons leads to the extraction of positive statistical
conclusions which allow scientists to unconditionally recommend
operations of Plastic Surgery of the face, breasts and body to the
people interested under circumstances of security which anyway are
always abided by, by medical doctors of any medical specialty.