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IM Clinic


Barcelona / Madrid, Spain

IM Clinic - Overview

IM CLINIC is the most advanced and exclusive aesthetic and plastic surgery clinic in Europe and one of the very few accredited clinical institutions  in Spain to offer Plastic Aesthetic and Gender Confirmation Surgery training to official MIR senior Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery residents. We have more than 20 years of experience in cosmetic surgery and gender surgical field, expanding education and into research projects. 

We are a great human team comprising board certified plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgeons, general surgeons,  gynecologists, urologists, ENT specialists, anesthesiologists, mental health providers, endocrinologists, voice therapists, plastic surgery residents, nurses, social workers, operations and  international expansion and patient coordination to offer the best multidisciplinary gender affirming care to the transgender and diverse gender individuals.

In our work philosophy,a plastic surgeon has to be a technically exquisite professional but, at the same time, has to be able to link technical precision to artistic vision. He has to be able to create aesthetic harmony through science. On top of that, has to have a global idea of plastic aesthetic surgery, i.e., not only to be able to see the problem but also to be able to analyse the whole (the patient’s body)to find the best solution which will let our patient have more harmonic features and contour. The medical team of our Plastic Surgery Unit combines professionalism, specialized medical knowledge, and experience as well as a great artistic capacity to get optimal results.


A New Concept in Establishing a Clinic…


IM CLINIC is the most innovative aesthetic plastic and reconstructive surgery centre in Europe. A new concept of clinic is the result of a combination of three key elements:


  1. state of the art technology
  2. customised and close relationship with the customer
  3. focus on their wellbeing


What makes us different is our team of highly qualified professionals, with a unique working methodology. We all share the same principle of dedicated patient care. This is what makes IM CLINIC a totally revolutionary medical concept, unique and pioneer in Europe. 


IM Beauty


IM CLINIC's Beauty Senseis a place full of sensations and wellness where you can enjoy aesthetic beauty treatments and wellness rituals. A refuge for the soul to experience the pleasure of pampering yourself in an atmosphere full of serenity, well-being,and peace, where the protagonist is our patient. In addition, we are a pioneering and formative center for the treatment protocols of postoperative plastic surgery that allow us to optimize results and shorten the recovery of the patient.

Attention to the patient


Our team offers a personal and confidential treatment advising the patient and offering all the necessary information before, during and after an intervention. This allows us to be closer to our patients and solve all their concerns professionally and with excellence.


IM Clinic Featured Services


Gender Affirming Surgery


IM GENDER is the Gender Unit of IM CLINIC, the most advanced and innovative center for reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgery. IM GENDER is a team of highly qualified professionals, with the same philosophy of exquisite patient care.

The IM Gender Unit of IM CLINIC started in 1999 and has become an international benchmark in Genital Surgery (Gender Affirming Surgery). IMGender, from IM CLINIC, cares for trans people who have decided to undergo a facial, body, chest or genital surgical plastic surgery treatment.

At IM Gender we understand that when making the decision to undergo genital surgery, it is necessary to have all the information before taking that step, as well as all the emotional and psychological support, in many cases.

The entire IM Gender team, from Patient Care to medical and health professionals, psychologists and psychotherapists, are trained in health care based on human rights, respecting and protecting the privacy of all our patients. Offering them all the necessary information before, during and after the intervention.

Breast Augmentation


What is it?


Breast Augmentation or augmentation mammoplasty is a technique that allows increasing the breast’s size, as well as enhancing and rejuvenating it through an implant’s placement.


Who is a good candidate for this intervention?


Especially aimed to those women who feel having a small breast size related to their constitution,all those people who have a breast significantly smaller than the other due to different reasons, and those people who have lost volume in their breasts without affectation of their positioning.


What is the intervention about?


Even though there are different ways to place the implant - halo or breast groove – the most commonly used by Ivan Mañero MD Plastic Surgery Institute is the armpit, although the use of one or another will depend on the patient’s will, the circumstances of the case and the surgeon’s opinion. We have to keep in mind that all of them leave imperceptible mark and that this kind of surgery does not interfere with breastfeeding. The Prosthesis used are of the latest generation – cohesive gel with high quality silicone– and, currently, the safest of the market.


Duration, Anaesthesia, and Hospitalization


Breast augmentation is a relatively short surgery, as it usually lasts from one to two hours. The anaesthesia we will use in a breast augmentation will always be local anaesthesia and sedation. Usually Just one night hospitalization will be enough.




Once the inflammation and bruising disappear (if they appear) the breast will show a normal look in more or less six to eight days.


In a month’s time almost the whole inflammatory process will come to an end, anyway, the final evolution until reaching the definitive stabilization, is considered to be more or less six months.


Postoperative Recommendations


A special bra and a chest strap will have to be used for one month.


Although the patients will be carrying drainage during the first 48 hours, they are not an indication to remain hospitalized;they will avoid blood clusters and secretions as well as reducing inflammation and possible postoperative nuisances. They are usually removed at the first curing visit.


Between the first week and ten days, it is advisable to start with massages and lymphatic drainage that will help reducing inflammation and a faster recover from the surgery.


Although your social life will restart in a few days, your re-entry to your working activity will depend on which activity you develop.




What is rhinoplasty?


Rhinoplasty is a surgical technique that allows remodelling the nose’s anatomic features, aiming to correct the primary (the natural ones) or secondary (caused by surgical or traumatic injuries) defects.


In those cases where necessary, it also solves the problems related with nasal ventilation.


Who is a good candidate to undergo rhinoplasty?


Candidates for rhinoplasty are those patients who do not feel comfortable with their nose’s global morphology or with any particular aspect of it.


What is rhinoplasty about?


The surgeon will study the nose’s shape and evaluate which parts of the nose require intervention. Other factors the surgeon will bear in mind include the shape of the face, the skin’s thickness,age and the patient’s expectations. 


The intervention is about detaching the nose’s skin from the osteocartilaginous shell to be able to access it and give it the desired shape.


Duration, Anaesthesia and Hospitalization of Rhinoplasty


The intervention lasts between two and three hours.


It is done under general anaesthesia and requires a one-night hospital stay. Only in those cases when the procedure is very local, can it be done as an outpatient and, exceptionally, with local anaesthesia and sedation.


Rhinoplasty Results


This is a surgery with a great aesthetic impact,not only for the perception the patient had of his or her nose, but also for the impact that the softer nose features have on the face’s global aspect.


Rhinoplasty scars are imperceptible, both those which are inside and outside the nose. The patient, who will be able to notice the first results after 15 days, will be noticing slight changes throughout the first year.


Postoperative Recommendations for Rhinoplasty


The patient’s recovery is quite fast, and after the rhinoplasty he or she will have nose plugs that will be removed after 24 to 48 hours. It is important to keep in mind that depending on the person and the kind of intervention, some bruises might appear, although they will then disappear in a few days.


Three-Dimensional Liposculpture


Liposuction or three-dimensional liposculpture is a technique to eliminate fatty deposits from specific areas of the body: thechive, throat, cheeks, arms, sides of the chest, abdomen, buttocks, hips,thighs, calves and ankles.


This type of procedure, which is used to shape the figure rather than to lose weight, is designed for those who are within normal weight range for their frame.


What is it?


Liposuction or three-dimensional liposculpture is a technique that allows removing all those fat clusters located in specific areas of the body: arms, breast’s contour, abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs,calves and ankles


Who is a good candidate to undergo this intervention?


This kind of intervention is used to shape thefigure, not to lose weight, and it is aimed to those people who are within normal weight given their constitution.


Those people who have undergone any surgery inthe area to be treated or some other surgery or who have a weak blood stream should avoid undergoing a three-dimensional liposculpture.


What is the intervention about?


Liposuction is a technique that allows removing localized fat clusters in our body; liposculpture allows also shaping the patient’s body contour to get more harmonic lines.


At IM Clinic, we extract the patient’s fat and shape his/her body always with the objective of embellishing. That is why, in our case, we will always talk about liposculpture, although sometimes we use the work liposuction for better understanding.

We have to keep in mind that an isolated liposuction itself does not remove cellulitis but, in some occasions we can combine that surgery with the laser treatment laser “Cellulaze”, with the Cynosure™ brand, the only surgical procedure that, with just one session,removes cellulitis, increases the skin’s width and gives the treated skin alasting, soft and healthy look. 


Duration, Anaesthesia and Hospitalization


Liposculpture has a variable duration, depending on the areas and the quantity of fat to be treated. The average duration ranges from 1 to 3 hours.


If the liposuction is very localized and the area is small, local anaesthesia combined with sedatives will be used, there is also the option of using the epidural block, similar to the anaesthesia used in a birth. (It’s use would be considered; in a very few occasions we use local anaesthesia and sedation and never the epidural)


If it is practised in a large area, which is habitual, as it is the most comfortable option for patients, it will be general anaesthesia.


The admission is, as a general rule, for one night but it can be considered, in some cases and for the patient’s comfort,extended up to two nights.




The results of the liposuction, that will be gradually visible – start showing between 1 to 2 months after – will not be fully appreciated until six months later.


Although some people think the contrary, the results of a liposuction are permanent if, afterwards we keep an equilibrated diet and practise physical exercise.


Postoperative Recommendations


The postoperative is very simple: a pressotherapy girdle, special for this kind of surgery, during a month.


After the surgery, some bruises might appear,but they usually vanish 10 to 15 days later depending on every person.


Depending on your working activity, from to 5 to 10 days later the patient will be able to restart it with relative normality;it is recommended to limit the physical efforts during the first 2 to 3 weeks.


Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)


What is it?


The abdomen surgery or abdominoplasty is the surgical technique that is used to remove the abdomen’s excess fat and skin to improve,this way, the silhouette and waist.


Who is a good candidate to undergo this intervention?


This kind of surgery is especially indicated for men and women who have a cluster of fat in this area, which is not responding to a hypocaloric diet or to physical exercise and is accompanied by sagging abdominal skin. 


The process, which also helps recovering the muscular structural integrity of the abdominal wall, is especially indicated for women who, after multiple pregnancies have the abdominal muscles absolutely distended.


Those people who are planning to lose a lot of weight and, on the other hand, those women who are willing to get pregnant again have to pay special attention, because in these cases it is better to postpone the surgery.


What is the intervention about?


The abdominoplasty allows the removal of spare skin at an abdominal level, leaving a scar located under the waist, in a perfectly disguisable area, as any swimsuit or knickers will cover it.Moreover, through the same incision, it is possible to access the distended muscles and tension them through the suture in the middle line; achieving, thisway, a flat belly.   


In those cases where skin flaccidity is bigger,the horizontal scar will have to be extended with a vertical scar which will be following the abdominal middle line starting from the first scar; depending on the level of severity of the latter, it will go all the way to the belly button or even beyond it.


If we combine abdominoplasty with a trunk liposculpture, we will achieve a much more slender, feminine, and juvenile aspect of the whole figure.


Duration, Anaesthesia and Hospitalization


The duration of the process is variable; it depends on the time needed for the liposuction. The abdominoplasty itself has a duration of 1,5 to 2 hours, when combined with a liposuction (habitual at IM Clinic) it can last up to 5 hours.


This surgery requires general anaesthesia and two nights stay at IM Clinic.




It will help regain a flat and young abdomen.


It is important that, although the results of the abdomen surgery endure over time, the patient follows a balanced diet and practises physical exercise on a regular basis.


The abdominoplasty scars are located strategically in the pubis so swimsuit or knickers can cover them and become imperceptible throughout the first year.


Postoperative Recommendations


The reintegration of the patient to normal life will be relatively fast, in approximately 4 to 5 days the patient will be autonomous in his/her daily activity, the return to working activity can be delayed to 15 to 20 days, depending on the patient’s activity.


A compression girdle will be needed for one month, after this period the patient will be able to restart sport activity.


Facial Surgery


The passing of time, force of gravity, excess of sun, stress... all of these factors cause our skin and facial muscles to falland lose tone. Plastic surgery cannot stop the clock, but some operations can certainly turn it back some years.


What is it?


Lifting is one of the techniques that allow face rejuvenation. Sometimes it is combined with other surgeries, like facial lipofilling (Facial Coleman), suitable to restore the fat volumes lost throughout the years.


Who is a good candidate to undergo this intervention?


Aimed especially to men and women over 40 whose face and neck begin to drop but whose skin still preserves elasticity. This Intervention is also indicated to those who, although younger, have developed premature wrinkles due to genetic factors or due to a greater muscular activity. The majority of patients range from 40 to 65 years of age. But the most important factor is not age but the state of their skin: this intervention is aimed to those people with an aged, flaccid skin, or with wrinkles in all their face.


What is the intervention about?


The exact location of the incisions and the steps of the surgery vary a lot depending on the face structure. The technique consists basically in relocating the muscular layers, skin and fat, removing the spare tissue through and incision that habitually starts in the temple area(inside the hair) extending through the natural lines existing in the ear and going all the way to the lobe, behind the scalp. In this way, the scars are perfectly camouflaged. When the neck requires a special treatment, it is necessary to make an incision right under the chin.


Duration, Anaesthesia and Hospitalization


Depending on the treatment’s intensity, the whole procedure usually lasts from three to five hours. It is done under general anaesthesia and, although it is enough with one, we recommend a stay of two nights at IM Clinic.




Recuperation after a facial lifting is very quick and not painful at all. The scars are practically unnoticeably and will become invisible over time. Regarding results, they become apparent 10 to 15 days after the intervention, are excellent and durable. Although time will notstop, you will always look younger than what your chronological clock indicates.


Postoperative Recommendations


All the people that undergo a surgery, whatever it is, become easily tired. That is why we recommend that some close people take care of them. On the other hand, your look, initially, will not be what you expected, your face can swell and even some bruises might appear, apart from feeling your skin asleep. But in a few days, everything will improve and in the majority of cases, you will be able to go back to your routine in 10 days or two weeks max.




What is it?


Blepharoplasty is a surgical technique that allows removing the excess skin and fat accumulated over and under the eyes.With this technique the eye bags and dropping eyelids that give the face atired, sad, and aged appearance can be corrected.


Who is a good candidate to undergo this intervention?


Although it is an intervention usually associated to mature people, reality shows that also young people, under 35,may choose this intervention when, due to genetic reasons, inherited or other,develop an excessive flaccidity in the eyelids or have a cluster of fat under the eyes that gives them a sad look and makes them look older than they actually are.


What is the intervention about?


Depending on every patient’s features, during the intervention a resection of skin, fat and occasionally excess of muscle isdone. We work on the upper and/or lower eyelids also on a case-to-case basis;applying the most appropriate technique on each one. 


The plastic surgeon has to meticulously evaluate each clinic case and minutely comment before the intervention with each patient, making sure they understand the possibilities but also the limitations(possible asymmetries, pathologies that cannot be corrected through blepharoplasty, etc.…)    


Duration, Anaesthesia and Hospitalization


It is a simple intervention that usually lasts from an hour and a half to three hours.


It is usually done with local anaesthesia and sedation.


Generally it is practiced on an outpatient basis.




Scars are located in strategic areas, so they end up being practically unnoticeable. It is frequent that periocular bruises appear, they could last up to ten to twelve days.


Once one or two days go by, the patient will be able to read and watch TV and will be able to return to normal life in less than a week.


Postoperative Recommendations


The most common sensations after surgery are tightness and swelling due to the inflammatory process. The use of collyrium and ointments could cause blurred vision. It is advisable, after the surgery, tosleep with your head a little bit lifted to ease the deflating process. We Recommend normal lymphatic drainage massages conducted by qualified professionals


Our Clinical Services


In our rooms, the star of comfort is our patient. Immersed in a nice and cozy environment, the patient is in command through a customized iPad. Demotic and intelligent, our 32 to 55 sq. m roomsoffer a bed for the patient’s companion and minibar service, guaranteeing maximum comfort and security.


Patient Rooms


In our rooms, the star of comfort is our patient. Immersed in a nice and cozy environment, the patient is in command through a customised iPad. Demotic and intelligent, our 32 to 55 sq. m roomsoffer a bed for the patient’s companion and minibar service, guaranteeing the maximum comfort and security.


IM Restaurant


Organic, healthy, and antiaging cuisine the perfect cohesion of beauty and pleasure for your taste. We break the written rules in the sector, offering dishes with healthy and tasty ingredients to ourpatients, relatives and visitors who are willing to enjoy a sensorial and invigorating environment. Antioxidant, Cardio-healthy, Anti-stress, Hydrating And Energetic menus are available.




Devoted to training and technological innovation, we offer an auditorium ecosystem, that can seat more than 50 people. Available for medical professionals, beauty journalists, and patients wishingto know more about our services or solve their doubts, conferences, workshops and even live surgery broadcasting, our on-site auditorium comes fully staffed with our medical team.


Active Longevity Unit


The first unit in the country offering pioneering treatment for genetics and regenerating longevity. With today’s and future life expectancy, what we have to extend is maturity and not old age. Adapting toevery patient, we customise every treatment to obtain a healthier and rejuvenated maturity.


Fitness Unit


In the Fitness Unit we offer you our personal training service, so you can always count on the advice of a qualified professional to help you achieve your personal goals, whether related to your physical form,your body or your quality of life. Our personal trainer will be a guide to give you support, advice and motivation to get where you want to be, with health and following a personalized program with maximum safety and efficiency.


Dental Unit


At IM CLINIC’s Dental Unit we offer the most effective treatments and modern techniques to beautify every smile, whether through dental rejuvenation, gum remodelling, dental implants, or veneers.


Operating Rooms


For the first time, a plastic surgery clinic offers operating rooms with natural light from large windows with views of Tibidabo. With the latest advanced technology, and the best monitoring apparatus in the sector, IMClinic brings precision and quality. Above all, we offer the best human team putting their services at their disposal, so all our patients get the best quality service.


Medical Surgeries


IM CLINIC has 5 surgeries equipped with the most innovative contemporary technology. Our main objective is that our specialists treat patients in the best possible way, offering maximum comfort, professionalism,and security.


Training center


IM CLINIC is an international reference centre for specialists from all over the world to learn different plastic surgery techniques.


  • Transportation services
  • Financing available
  • Electronic medical records


  • Family members can stay with patient
  • Accommodation arrangements
  • Special order food


  • Private Rooms
  • Cafeteria/restaurant
  • Recovery facilities
  • Phone in rooms
  • Internet connection
  • Bank/ATM


  • ISO 9001


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Catalan
  • Italian


  • Doctors have liability insurance
  • Hospitals has liability insurance


  • Number of doctors: 15
  • Year established: 2014
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