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Meet the team at Instituto Pérez de la Romana Alicante

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Federico Pérez de la Romana, a native of Alicante who holds a bachelors’ degree in medicine and is a specialist in cosmetic plastic and reconstructive surgery from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, was awarded a scholarship and continued his studies in plastic surgery and aesthetics at the University of California and at the university hospitals of San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco in 1978/1980.

In 1975, he began to work as a plastic surgeon at the Hospital La Paz in Madrid. He completed his PhD in breast reconstruction after a mastectomy, making him a pioneer in breast reconstructive surgery and, from that point onwards, spent most of his career in breast reconstructive surgery, dominating all aspects of this field.

In 1978, Dr. Pérez de la Romana opened the Clínica Almagro for plastic and cosmetic surgery in Madrid, a national point of reference in this area of specialisation. In 2005, he designed and created the Instituto Pérez de la Romana de Cirugía Plástica y Estética in Alicante, the sole establishment that specialises in this area on the Mediterranean coast. It is equipped with the latest technology and has the most prominent specialists in the fields of cosmetic surgery, cosmetic medicine, aesthetic gynecology and obesity. At present, the doctor directs and engages in operations in their area of expertise there.

The professional career of Dr. Pérez de la Romana has been notable for its innovation and application of the most revolutionary techniques, due to his membership of US societies and his collaboration with the most prestigious specialists in the United States.

The achievements of Dr. Pérez de la Romana include:

In 1980, he established the first breast reconstruction unit in Spain, in Hospital La Paz in Madrid. After completing his PhD on this specialisation, Dr. Pérez de la Romana became a pioneer in breast reconstruction cosmetic breast surgery techniques. Furthermore, his collaboration with US professors John Tebbetts and Patrick Maxwell, breast surgery experts and the designers of breast prostheses, made him one of the most knowledgeable experts in the field of breast augmentation and the use of breast prostheses of the latest generation.

Doctor Pérez de la Romana has trained with Doctors Aston and Baker in New York, Gordon and Stutzin in Miami, attending annual symposiums organised by them on facial rejuvenation. Also of note is his collaboration with New York academic Dr. Glenn Jelks, the world’s leading practitioner in eyelid rejuvenation. Doctor Pérez de la Romana brings this knowledge together, performing facelifts and blepharoplasty and inserting fat, achieving the most up-to-date and complete results. Currently the Doctor maintains the relationship with Dr Aston, Dr. Baker and Dr. Marten, who are considered to be the top specialists in face rejuvenation.

Since 1988, when he attended the rhinoplasty symposium in Dallas (the world’s most recognised symposium in this area), Doctor Pérez de la Romana has formed a close relationship with doctors Jack P. Gunter and Steve Byrd, the creators of this symposium, with whom he collaborates to this day. All of this has made him an expert on rhinoplasty. At present the Doctor belongs to the Rhinoplasty Society of Europe and attends annual professional courses of Ultrasonic Rhinoplasty, hold in Bergamo and Istambul.

In 1998 Doctor took an interest in the problem of morbid obesity. He learned from Dr. Lockwood and his disciple Al Alí the most avant-garde techniques of body remodelling.

In 2005, a new professional unit was created in the clinic, aimed at the personalized treatment of obesity. In this therapy, the centre is also a pioneer in Spain, because it combines bariatric surgery and treatments for obesity and subsequent body remodelling after a great weight loss. Every year the Pérez de la Romana Institute organizes a training course for young plastic surgeons on this new speciality.

Pérez de la Romana furthered his studies as a specialist of cosmetic and reparatory surgery at the universities of San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco in the specialisation of reconstructive microsurgery under Dr. Harry Buncke, which later led to the first 15 limb reattachments in Spain.


Doctor Pérez de la Romana is a member of a number of health associations and societies, the most notable of which include the Spanish reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery society (SECPRE), the Spanish cosmetic plastic surgery association (AECEP), the International Society of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the prestigious American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Also, he is an active member of Rhinoplasty Society of Europe.


Federico Pérez de la Romana published a book on plastic surgery, muscle and musculocutaneus flaps in 1982 and has written numerous scientific articles in national and international publications. His most recent publications include:

  • The use of fat cells and stem cells for facial fillers in trauma patients and facial with immunodeficiency diseases. Currently being written in collaboration with the Fundación Quórum of the Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche (Alicante).
  • The use of fat cells and stem cells for facial fillers in patients with facial trauma and immunodeficiency diseases. Currently being written in collaboration with the Fundación Quorum of the Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche (Alicante).
  • Body remodelling after bariatric surgery. AECEP journal, pp. 22-30. April 2008.
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DEGREE in Medicine and Surgery of the Faculty of Medicine in Universidad Compultense in Madrid

Specialist surgeon in obesity. A member of the Spanish Association of Surgeons.

Member of the American Society of Bariatric Surgery.

President of the World Obesity Surgery Federation.

President and founder of the Spanish Obesity Surgery Association.

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Degree in medicine from the Universidad Miguel Hernández.

Specialist in anesthesiology, reanimation and pain therapeutics.

Member of the Spanish Society of Anesthesiology and Reanimation and Pain Therapeutics.

Member of the Spanish Society of Pain.

Member of the Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia.

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Degree in medicine and surgery from the Universidad de Oriente, Anzoátegui Nucleus, 2002 (Venezuela).

Título homologado por el Ministerio de educación español en 2006.

Nº Colegiado del Ilustre colegio de médicos de Alicante: 03/9995.

Specialist in all fields of aesthetic medicine, infiltrations and laser rejuvenation treatments.

Masters’ degree in aesthetic medicine, 3rd edition. Adeit. University of Valencia, 2012.

Training in aesthetic laser medicine (Clínica Planas). Barcelona.

Member of SHEMESH (the Spanish society of emergency medicine).

Member of SEME (the Spanish society of aesthetic medicine).

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Graduate in Human Nutrition and dietics.

Healthy nutrition expert.
Master degree in Nutrigenomics and personalized nutrition.

Specialist in Nutrition and sports performance Specialist in Pathology treatment.

Responsible of the anti-aging Unit in Instituto Perez de la Romana

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DEGREE in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Valencia in 1990.

SPECIALIST  in General Surgery and Digestive System via MIR at the Clinical Hospital of Valencia since 1996.

Specialized training at the Department of Surgery of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation (Cleveland, OH, USA) during the year 1995.

Doctor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Valencia with Outstanding Cum Laude in 2001.

Head of Obessity and nutrition unit in the Quironsalun hospital, Valencia since 1998 and ALICANTE.

Head of the Obesity and Bariatric Surgery Unit at the Instituto Perez de la Romana  since 2019

Pioneer in the development and implementation of Bariatric Surgery in the Valencian Community since 1996 at the University Clinical Hospital, at La Fe Hospital in Valencia. With more than 1500 patients operated on Obessity and Metabolics.

Active membership in national and international Scientific Societies of General and Digestive Surgery and Endocrine Surgery and Obesity (Spanish Association of Surgeons, Endocrine Surgery Section, Valencian Society of Surgery, Spanish Society of Obesity Surgery and Metabolic Diseases – SECO, International Federation for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery IFSO, and American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery – ASMBS).

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  • 1992 – 2002 Doctor Surgeon, University of the East (UDO), (Universidad de Oriente, Ministerio del Poder Popular para la Salud, Venezuela)


Medical Specialist in Gynecology and Obstetrics, Ministry of People’s Health – Universidad de Oriente, Venezuela.


  • Expert in laser urogynecology and laser gynecology.
  • Expert in intimate laser surgery and laser rehabilitation of female pelvic floor

Expert in the most innovative techniques in laser urogynecology and laser intimate surgery, for the regenerative, functional and aesthetic treatment of the vulva, vagina and pelvic floor , being a pioneer in the outpatient and non-surgical laser-assisted treatment of stress urinary incontinence, menopausal genitourinary syndrome, vulvovaginal atrophy and dryness,  of vaginal hyperlaxity syndrome and prolapses,  in addition to the laser treatment of vulvo-vaginal condilomatosis and scleroatrophic lichen, etc.

Since 2019 he is responsible for the GYNAECOLOGICAL UNIT of the Instituto Perez de la Romana

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Anesthesiology Specialist , Resuscitation and pain Therapist.

Academic education:

DEGREE in Medicine from Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche 1999-2005


Recognition of research sufficiency by the Department of Clinical Medicine of the Miguel Hernández University of Elche.

Specialized training:

Doctor, Anesthesiology Specialist , Resuscitation and Pain Therapy, via MIR at the General Hospital of Alicante ( May 2007 [ May 2011).

Physician anesthesist of the Anenestesiology team of the Clinica Vistahermosa of Alicante Since 2011 .

Member of Instituto Perez de la Romana Anaestesiology team since 2008


DEGREE in Medicine and Surgery of Murcia University.

MIR in Otorhinolaryngology (ORL) in General Hospital of Alicante.

Specialist in ORL.

HEAD of ORL in the Hospital of Villajoyosa since 1990

Instituto Perez de la Romana collaborator since 2014.


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