Coming on the second position in France in terms of population, the region is very dynamic from an economic, touristic and cultural point of view. The Auvergne – Rhône-Alpes region is also very dynamic for Plastic Surgery with a significant scientific activity and innovation coming from the very famous Lyon School of Plastic Surgery, which is flooded by numerous congresses and scientific events. There is here a dense and of very good quality net-work of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery professionals, able to provide the best care in this discipline to the inhabitants of this great region. The Plastic Surgeons of the neighbouring cities can address their most difficult cases to their Lyonnaise masters, and the patients can easily ask for a second opinion, if needed, or simply choose to be operated by a world renown practitioner found in Lyon. Lyon is also a good opportunity for the high level international patients who want to benefit the best international care in plastic surgery.
The Auvergne – Rhône-Alpes is a french administrative region resulted from the territorial reform of 2015. It was set in place after de regional elections of December 2015, and it joined together the old regions of Auvergne and Rhône-Alpes. It contains 12 Departments (Ain, Allier, Ardèche, Cantal, Drome, Isère, Loire, Haute-Loire, Puy de Dôme, Rhône, Métropole de Lyon, Savoie, Haute-Savoie). The region is vast and populated and represents the 2nd french region (2nd out of 18in terms of population, numbering 7 820 966 habitants at the 2014 Census). Lyon is the head place of the region.
The Auvergne – Rhône-Alpes is a very dynamic region from the economic, touristic, and cultural point of view. Regarding health the Auvergne – Rhône-Alpes is equally dynamic and benefits of 4 University Medical Centres (CHU Lyon, CHU Saint-Etienne, CHU Grenoble, and CHU Clermont- Ferrand). Regarding the Plastic Surgery, the area enjoys important clinical activity and remarkable innovations specially coming out of Lyon. The Lyonnaise School of Plastic Surgery is very well known, and boasts of congresses and scientific events. Thanks to the clinical activity and the education and research dynamic, its residents were able to get trained in a remarkable ways and swarmed in different cities of the region, so that the density of high quality Plastic Surgery professionals maintains. More over, the Plastic Surgeons in the other cities of the region can easily address their most difficult cases to their Masters in Lyon; the patients have access to a second opinion should they need it, or choose to get surgery form a world renown professional in Lyon.
The Plastic Surgeons of the region are grouped as the Plastic Surgery Society of Auvergne – Rhône-Alpes (SARACEP); they were already united before the official advent on the SORACEP (Société Rhône-Alpes de Chirurgie Esthétique Plastique). All the practitioners of the Society are registered with the Order Council of their department, bearing the speciality of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. This regional society is affiliated to the national society called The French Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (in french Société Française de Chirurgie Plastique, Reconstructrice, et Esthétique SOFCPRE).
The tradition of excellence in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery of the area allows this way the offering of the best possible specialty services to its habitants, and for the international patients who want to come in Lyon, to benefit the best international care in plastic surgery, thanks the easy access of Lyon, via the international airport Lyon Saint Exupéry, or the Lyon- TGV Part-Dieu station.