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Argentina Ranks Fifth In Top Tier Of Worldwide Plastic Surgeries According To Survey By International Society Of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Plenitas, Argentinas leading Medical Travel Provider, offers surgical packages.

Buenos Aires, Argentina September 15, 2004 -- According to a recently released survey by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Argentina ranks as the fifth most popular destination in the world for plastic surgery. Also, based on an internet survey, Plenitas is the leading medical travel provider to Argentina (

According to the ISAPA ( the top five destinations for elective medical procedures are: USA, Mexico, Brazil, Canada and Argentina. The rankings were based on the number of procedures performed in each country, and countries with a higher population ranked higher than Argentina.

The fact that Argentina made the top five countries for plastic surgery, including ahead of all European nations is due to our world class medical facilities and doctors as well as very competitive international prices, said Cinthia Gawianski, COO and co-founder of Plenitas, a leading medical-tourism provider in Buenos Aries, Argentina.

According to the survey, the top surgical procedures performed worldwide are Blepharoplasty (eyelids), Breast Augmentation, Lipoplasty, Rhinoplasty, Breast Reduction, Facelift, and Abdominoplasty. Lipoplasty, which includes liposuction and liposculpture, the most popular surgical procedure up until last year, has dropped to third place. Blepharoplasty and Breast augmentation are first and second, respectively.

We expect Argentina to advance higher in these rankings as people in the US and Europe become more familiar with the medical excellence in Argentina, as well as the availability of first class tourism from culture to adventure vacations, added Gawianski.

Plenitas offers medical-tourism packages for all surgical procedures as well as interesting combinations such as a breast augmentation and tango lesson packages.

All of Plenitas medical packages include hotel, transfers, bilingual assistant and travel options within Argentina such as trips to Buenos Aires and Iguazu Falls on the Brazilian-Argentine border. All the travel and medical information including the doctors education and medical training are posted on the Plenitas website at

Plenitas offers what no other medical tourism provider can, and that is the medical excellence and warmth of Argentina, added Gawianski.

About Plenitas
Founded in 2003, Plenitas provides world class healthcare and first class leisure access to all people by offering medical treatments and surgeries performed with the unique warmth and professionalism of the Argentine medical community, combined with the very best that Argentine culture has to offer and at a cost structure that is not attainable elsewhere.

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A facelift is a surgical procedure to repair sagging, drooping, and wrinkled skin of the face and neck. It is performed to improve visible signs of aging, poor diet, or heredity; it is performed by removing excess fat, tightening underlying muscles, and redraping facial and neck skin.


Sagging or wrinkled skin occurs naturally with increasing age. Folds and fat deposits appear around the neck, and deep flexion creases form between the nose and mouth. The jawline grows "jowly" and slack. Heredity, poor diet, smoking, or obesity may contribute to early or severe skin problems.

A facelift can help repair some of the visible damage to skin, fat, and muscles and can restore a "younger" look. A facelift can be done alone or with nose reshaping, a forehead lift, or eyelid surgery.

While the patient is sleepy (sedated) and pain-free (local anesthesia) or deep asleep and pain-free (general anesthesia), the plastic surgeon makes incisions above the hairline at the temples, behind the earlobe, to the lower scalp.

The surgeon removes some of the fat tissue and loose skin, then stitches (sutures) the incisions closed. The fat tissue is called the SMAS layer and is the primary lifting portion of the facelift.