Interview withDr. Elena Hens, head of the Aesthetic Medicine Unit of Hospital Ochoa.
Doctor Elena Hens, please tell us what does surgery and aesthetic medicine cover?
Mainly, both medicine and aesthetic surgery are responsible for performing techniques to improve the image, currently focusing on increasingly less-invasive procedures.
More and more people are resorting to non-surgical treatments classified as aesthetic medicine services…
The services of aesthetic medicine are getting wider and are not only aimed at people with a marked age. They also cover agingprevention. As we reach our 30s, we may begin to take care of ourselves, to stop the progress superficial wrinkles.
Understanding Aesthetic Medicine does not only cover how to improve our image but also our health, don’t you think so?
I strongly agree, in fact consultations reflect that people look for their global well-being. It is more a philosophy of life when it comes to taking care of oneself, not just an aesthetic need to look better.
What role does your field play in restorative surgery?
We found situations like in the event of scars, burns or defects after other surgeries, treatment from the surgical point of view would be more aggressive, in these cases Aesthetic Medicine is a good complement.
Tell us about your team in the Aesthetic Medicine Unit of Hospital Ochoa?
Currently, the unit is made up of 3 surgeons, 3 assistants, a director, who coordinates cosmetic work and equipment, and me in Aesthetic Medicine, with treatments such as tensor treatments, etc.
A unit such as the one under your care, should it be at the forefront on equipment, is a significant investment required in that case?
Indeed, a very large investment is needed. We should also study what part of that equipment can be a benefit for the patient and not only represent passing trend but instruments that are based on serious studies and scientific evidence. Radiofrequency or laser developments are some of the fields in which we have an influence when improving our equipment.