Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery

At Vithas Xanit International Hospital, the Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Unit aims to make the patient to feel good. The latest medical technology along with our professional’ s desire for perfection mean that we can be confident that patients will be satisfied with the results of their cosmetic treatment.

We offer a wide range of treatments for:

Facial cosmetic surgery:

Facial cosmetic surgery is aimed at re-sculpting the face as the patient gets older.
We offer several surgeries :

  • Frontal lifting (eyebrow lifting)
  • Facelift (lifting of the face and neck)
  • Lip procedures (lips increase and wrinkles)
  • Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)
  • Rhinoplasty (nose surgery)
  • Perfiloplasty (surgery of the chin and cheeks)
  • Otoplasty (ear surgery)

Cosmetic breast surgery:

  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast reduction
  • Breast reconstruction

At Vithas Xanit International Hospital we only use breast implants of the highest quality.

Cosmetic body surgery:

  • Liposuction and liposculpture
  • Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
  • Brachioplasty
  • Meloplasty (stretching of the thighs)

Genital cosmetic surgery:

  • Reconstruction of the clitoris
  • Thickening or elevation of labia
  • Vaginal narrowing
  • Fat reduction of the pubis
  • Thickening and lengthening of the penis
  • Sex reassignment surgery



The facelift is a surgery that allows us to “reposition” the various tissues (skin, adipose, muscle), in order to rejuvenate the face.
It is one of the simpler treatments of cosmetic surgery.

Reasons for facelift:
The indications for a facelift or eyebrows lift are :

  • The flaccidity of the forehead, the relaxation of the tissues
  • Frontal wrinkles
  • The fall of the “tail” of eyebrows
  • A tired and sad look

Brow lift procedures:
There are several techniques for eyebrow lift which have evolved substantially over the years:

  • The extended subcutaneous lifting, which is usually done where there is excess skin.
  • The  subperiostic lifting, which is performed in case of alack of bone prominence
  • The conservative facelift, whereby the frontal muscles are not touched.
  • A  “clips” facelift, a facelift with fewer incisions

Our surgeons will determine with you the technique that best fits your individual case.

Type of surgery and anaesthesia:
This is a surgery that may be ambulatory, or require an hospitalisation for 24h.  In most cases this is carried out under local anaesthesia or sedation.

Postoperative follow-up of facelift:
A postoperative follow is essential right after the surgery,  three months later and a year afterwards. Sometimes, we recommend treatments of cosmetic medicine (fillers, botulinium toxin) in order to improve the result.


The lifting of face and neck is a surgery that allows us to “reposition” the different tissues (skin, adipose, muscle), in order to rejuvenate the face.

Is usually performed after the age of 40, however, the characteristics of the skin varies from person to person and depends on factors such as the skin type, bone structure, exposure to the sun, smoking…

Reasons for Cervicofacial lifting
The reasons for the Cervicofacial stretching are:

  • The flaccidity of the neck, the relaxation of the tissues
  • The flaccidity of the shape of the face
  • The marked nasolabial furrows
  • Deep wrinkles
  • A tired and sad look

Procedures of the lifting:
There are several techniques for the lifting of face and neck that developed substantially over the years:

  • The extended subcutaneous lifting, which is usually done in case of excess skin.
  • The  subperiostic lifting, which is performed where there is a lack of bone prominence
  • The conservative lifting

These techniques are designed to redistribute, reduce or increase the adipose tissue.

Our surgeons will help you to decide which technique best suits your individual case.

Type of surgery and anaesthesia:
This particular surgery can last from 1 to 3 hours.

Usually the patient remains in hospital  for a period of 24h.

In most cases is performed under local anaesthesia and/or sedation and, sometimes, under general anaesthesia.

Postoperative follow-up treatment after a facelift:
A postoperative follow-up is essential right after the surgery,  three weeks later, three months after; and a year afterwards.

It is recommended that patients have an annual check-up.


Over the years, the skin and the muscles “relax”, and the fat accumulates around the eyes.

The skin of the eyelids is thinner than the skin of the human body and its ageing process begins earlier. The upper eyelid is affected by excess skin and the lower eyelid by the fat pockets.

Currently, the only effective way to correct this ageing process is the blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery: Blepharoplasty rejuvenates the eyes and, therefore, the entire face.

Reasons for blepharoplasty:
There are many different reasons for undergoing surgery on the eyelids:

  • The excess skin on the eyelids or in one of the eyelids
  • The fall of the eyebrows
  • The fat pockets
  • The dark circles
  • The malar bags (of the cheekbones)

Blepharoplasty procedure:
The techniques are different dependent upon which eyelid is being operated on:

  • For the upper eyelid three goals can be achieved:
    • The reduction of the cutaneous excess
    • The resection of the muscular fold
    • The reduction in excess fat
  • For the lower eyelid different techniques are used:
    • The total subciliary incision , which makes it possible to treat skin, muscle and adipose problems
    • Two partial subciliary incisions, in the event of a sole adipose problem
    • An incision inside the eyelid (invisible), also used for a single adipose problem where there is no excess skin

Types of surgery and anaesthesia:
This surgery is ambulatory, and in most cases is carried out under local anaesthesia. It may also be done with sedation or general anaesthesia.

The surgery on both upper eyelids takes about half an hour, 40 minutes for the 2 lower eyelids and 1 hour for the 4 eyelids.

Postoperative follow-up of blepharoplasty:
A postoperative check-up is required within 5 days of surgery.


This is a surgical procedure which enables us to reduce the size of the nose and to change its shape. The objective is to change the profile of the patient, and to harmonise the face.

The nose determines the personality of the face and characterises a person.

Reasons for a rhinoplasty:

  • Used to harmonise the face
  • Nasal hypertrophy
  • Patient desire to increase the volume of the nose

Procedure used for nose surgery:

  • When the nose is being restructured, remodelled or reduced, the techniques used are:
    • Scraping of the nasofrontal angle
    • The reduction and/or partial resection of the cartilages and nasal septum
  • In case of where the nose is being augmented in size, cartilaginous increase grafts are used, they can be as follows:
    • Antologous (of the patient’ s own body)
    • Synthetic (silicone implants and injectable fillers such as hyaluronic acid)

Type of surgery and anaesthesia:
The surgery can last from 20 minutes to 60 minutes and the patient usually remains in hospital for less than 48 hours.

It is usually performed with general anaesthesia, although in some cases local anaesthesia is used.

Postoperative follow up – rhinoplasty:
A postoperative follow- up is essential 10 days after the surgery,  three months after; and a year after.

An annual check-up is also recommended.


This is a cosmetic surgery procedure that enables us to get ride of excess body fat using suction.

The body has two types of fats:

  • The metabolic fat that varies with changes in weight.
  • The “overload” fat that is so localised or widespread after a weight loss.

Reasons for liposuction:
The reasons for liposuction or lipoaspiration are logical and determined by the areas of the body with excess fat.

There most common areas of the body which require treatment are the thigh, abdomen, stomach, knees, hips, buttocks and arms; and other less frequent are the cheeks, chin, chest, elbows, back, calf or ankle.

The tonicity and elasticity of the skin determines which liposuction is used and the possible associated treatments.

Liposuction procedure:
The aspiration is performed through small incisions using a cannula. There are two different depths depending on the technique used. The surgeon must respect the blood vessels, the lymph nodes and the nerves at all times.

Type of surgery and anaesthesia:
Liposuction or lipoaspiration may last from 15 minutes to 2 hours depending on the areas treated and the amount of fat to be removed. The patient usually remains in hospital for 1 or 2 days.

Depending on the areas being treated and the individual case, the procedure is performed under local anaesthesia, locoregional or general anaesthesia.

Post-operative follow-up – liposuction:
A postoperative follow-up is required 3 days surgery. Follows up are then needed 10 and 21 days afterwards.

A periodic annual check-up is also recommended.


The stomach area varies in appearance, volume and form, sometimes depending on genetics. In addition, with the ageing process and following pregnancies, the stomach can change in form and drop.

Reasons for a tummy tuck:

  • Excess of abdominal skin
  • Excess in abdominal fat
  • Abdominal distention
  • Hernias
  • Post-partum and caesarean sequelae
  • Postoperative sequelae
  • Abdominal striae

Procedure for abdominoplasty:
The tummy tuck  tends to solve the three problems with the skin, muscle and fat. The techniques used are:

  • Skin resection
  • Aspiration or resection of the fat (depending on the individual case)
  • Plication of the muscles or tweezers
  • Displacement or repositioning of the navel

Type of surgery and anaesthesia:
Depending on the individual case tummy tuck surgery can last between 45 minutes and 3 hours. The patient is usually hospitalised for a maximum of 3 days.

Post-operative follow-up – abdominoplasty:
We recommend a  postoperative follow-up 3 weeks after the intervention, and then 3 months after and a year afterwards respectively.
It is important to have an annual check-up.


The reasons for undergoing breast augmentation are multiple and diverse.

Reasons for breast augmentation:

  • Size and shape of the breast
  • Post-partum atrophy
  • Breast asymmetry
  • Asymmetric mammary hypertrophy

Surgery procedures for breast enlargement:

  • Transaxillary technique:
    This enables the surgeon to directly reach the pectoral muscle and to place the breast implants behind it.
  • Inferior hemiareolar technique:
    Enables the surgeon to place the breast implants  in the one of the following: pre muscular  implantation, under the muscule aponeurotic or retro alveolar implantation.
  • Inframammary technique:
    This is the most anatomic and safer technique permitting: retroglandular premuscular implantation and retromuscular implantation.

The technique best suited to your case depends upon the shape of the breast, its initial volume, and the shape and size of the areolas.

Type of surgery and anaesthesia
Breast augmentation surgery lasts less than 2 hours, and the patient is generally not hospitalised for more than 24h.

The surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia. However in some cases it may also be possible to use of locoregional anesthesia or even local anaesthesia.

Postoperative follow-up of mammoplasty
A mammogram is recommended every two years.


A breast reduction surgery is usually performed in cases where the patient has an excessive development of the mammary gland and the adipose tissue.

Reasons for breast reduction surgery

  • Breast hypertrophy
  • Breasts of different sizes
  • Macromastia
  • Postmenopausal breasts
  • Painful mastitis breasts
  • Drooping breasts
  • Gynecomastia

Surgery procedures for breast reduction:
Removal of part of the breast gland:

  • The most frequent technique is the inverted “T”  where two incisions are made: one vertical from the areola and another sub- mammary
  • The vertical cut technique: in some cases, the sub-mammary cut is not performed.

Type of surgery and anaesthesia:
Breast reduction surgery lasts from 3 to 4 hours and the hospitalisation does not usually exceed 24 hours. This is usually performed under general anesthesia.

Post-operative follow-up – mammoplasty reduction:
A follow-up appointment is necessary 10 days after surgery.


Aesthetic surgeries help to improve the psychological wellbeing of patients as well as the physical ones. In reality these patients often have a complex about a particular part of their body. Through the New Body Image Programme we aim to improve the overall health of patients.

Reasons for joining the New Body Image Programme
This programme is perfectly structured. The objective is to modify the anatomical part of the body which is causing the patient physical or psychological trauma in order that the patients overall wellbeing is improved.

The programme incorporates other medical specialities:

  • Digestive Surgery
  • Anti-aging
  • Aesthetic dental treatment
  • Lymphatic drainage and massage
  • Diet and nutrition
  • Physical preparation
  • Psycology

The aesthetic and Plastic surgery team can carry out single or combined procedures:

  • Capillary implants
  • Upper or lower blepharoplasty
  • Rhinoplasty (nose)
  • Surgery for Bichat bags
  • Otoplasty (ears)
  • Facial and neck lifting
  • Augmentation, reduction, and lifting of the breasts
  • Gynecomasty
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Lifting of the thighs and buttocks
  • Pectoral implants (Males)
  • Calf muscle implants
  • Buttock implants
  • Lyposculture

Through the NBI project we treat patients who are overweight and morbidlly obese with the objective of considerably reducing their weight. The objective is that the patient is left with a body shape which is adjusted as closely as possible to their natural build. This is one of our most popular treatments in the programme.

An initial visit is made in order to evaluate the patient. Subsequent visits are then organised with the relevant specialists. Once evaluated the patient is placed in the hands of the digestive surgeon and the plastic surgeon in order to ascertain which methods and interventions will be carried out. By carrying out a combination of gastric reduction techniques and lyposculture we are able to offer patients spectacular results in a short time.

Afterwards an expert in nutrition and fitness will teach the patient how to eat healthily, and show them how to exercise in order to maintain their new weight and shape, which have been achieved through surgery.

Types of surgery and anesthesia
The type of surgery, duration, type of anesthesia, and type of hospitalization all depend on the New Body Image programme, which is individually designed to each specific case.


1- Information and motivation for your cosmetic surgery

Within 24 hours of receiving your request for information, we will contact you by e-mail or phone to assess your needs, identify your reasons for surgery and answer your questions directly.

2- Diagnosis and choice of the cosmetic surgery procedure

We advise you to firstly visit our Cosmetic Surgery Department In order to ascertain which particular Cosmetic treatment or surgical intervention is best suited to your individual case.

  • Medical records:
    We will send you a list of examinations and medical tests results that we will need to see during your first visit to Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional. In the event that our doctors deem it necessary to make an additional screening test, this could be carried out during the same visit (except in the case of tests which require anaesthesia, in which case they will need to be pre-booked).
    You may send us a copy of your medical information before planning you first visit.
  • Diagnosis:
    The professionals involved in the diagnosis and treatment related to aesthetics will study your medical records, the results of medical tests and examinations and will establish a precise and reliable diagnosis.
    We will assist you in choosing with you the type of cosmetic surgery that is best suited for your particular case.
    We will provide you with complete information: treatment process, programming and a detailed quote.

3- Cosmetic treatment process

  • Protocol for cosmetic treatment
    The process and the programming for cosmetic procedures varies according to the type of cosmetic procedure being carried out and your particular case.
  • An assigned medical team.
    Throughout the treatment process, you will always treat with the same team of doctors.

4- Your medical travel and your Cosmetic Surgery Abroad Treatment

Once your planned Cosmetic Surgery abroad has been confirmed and accepted, our International Services Team at Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional will be at your disposal to assist you with the organising your trip to Malaga and will remain in constant contact with you.

5- Your arrival

Upon your arrival in Malaga, a representative of Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional will be waiting to greet you. We will help you organise your transfers and accompany you to our hospital.

6- Follow up for cometic surgery

  • Maintaining contact with you.
    Once you have been discharged, our International Services Team will be at your disposal should you require any further medical assistance, and shall assist you with any administrative requirements that you may have.
  • Informing your referring doctor.
    We shall provide you with a full medical report which you can give your own doctor back home.

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