How to find a qualified cosmetic surgeon in Malaga and the Costa del Sol area.


Cosmetic surgery is a surgical specialty demanding a high level of training, experience and skill. As a general guide, anyone considering cosmetic surgery should ensure the surgeon is qualified to perform your procedure. This means that he or she has successfully completed a surgical training programme and passed professional examinations in plastic surgery. They will then be awarded with a Certificate of Completion of Surgical Training and be entered on the Specialist Register, held by the General Medical Council.


Dr. Ruiz Ruiz is board-certified by the Spanish National Health System and the Spanish Society of Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery. Board certification provides no guarantee that you will obtain good results from the cosmetic plastic surgery procedure or that there will be no complications. But you can be sure that a board-certified plastic surgeon has the right training and experience.


Some certifying boards require extensive medical training and experience, such as the American Board of Plastic Surgery in the United States or the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons in the United Kingdom. Patients can be confident that the physicians certified by these boards do have the specific and rigorous surgical education and training. In Spain, the vast majority of plastic surgeons with this qualification will be members of a specialist association like Sociedad Española de Cirugía Plastica Reparadora y Estetica ( To determine if a physician is board-certified, visit the website of the SECPRE.ORG.


Any doctor can technically call him or herself a “cosmetic surgeon” if he or she wishes. The true distinction lies in their training and if they are board-certified, not the self-imposed title of the person performing that procedure. So, it is very important that you investigate your doctor's education, training, certification, and experience in order to make the best choice.



Dr. Ruiz Ruiz has been practising cosmetic and plastic surgery full time since 2003.


• 1993: Graduate in Medicine and Surgery. University of Málaga. Faculty of Medicine

• 1997: Doctor in Medicine and Surgery. University of Málaga, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology and clinical therapy, Doctoral Thesis: Effect of the pharmacological inhibition of thromboxan-synthetase on retinal vascularisation in an experimental diabetes model.

• 1998: 1st in Occupational Medicine Specialty. University of Granada, Faculty of Medicine.

Doctor with medical licence nº 7.085 from the College of Doctors of Malaga.

• 2003: Specialist in Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Regional University Hospital Carlos Haya.

•  2002: Plastic Surgery Service at the La Zarzuela Hospital.

Medical Director Dr. Montoya. Aravaca, Madrid.

• 2002: Plastic Surgery Service




• 2003: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Service at the Yagüe Hospital. Burgos.

Member nº 733 of the Spanish Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery (




• Residency in the Specialty of Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Carlos Haya Regional Hospital, Malaga. (1998-2003)

• Consultant in Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Carlos Haya Regional Hospital. Málaga.(2003-2005)

• Plastic Surgery Interventions at Clínica El Pilar, Málaga, in concertation with the Andalucian Healthcare Service.

• Xanit International Hospital in Benalmádena.

Private Practice at the San Juan de la Cruz Medical Centre,

Calle Compositor Lehmberg Ruiz, nº 28, 29007 Málaga.


If you live in Malaga or la Costa del Sol area and are interested in plastic or cosmetic surgery please contact our office to schedule your consultation today.