In a world where annual plastic surgery procedures are increasing by double-digit percentages, the need for an organization such as ISAPS has never been more critical. The ISAPS executive committee regularly reviews the state of the public information about plastic surgery and maintains exacting procedures and regulations covering important consumer concerns such as advertising activities, public relations, and the media, consumer information, among other issues.
Members are encouraged to provide their unique skills without charge to local hospitals and clinics to provide reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgery to those in need. ISAPS members regularly participate in local and national media coverage of trends in aesthetic plastic surgery and important consumer information for those considering plastic surgery.
In countries where there are three or more members, an ISAPS National Secretary is elected. One of the Secretary’s responsibilities is to monitor local media coverage of aesthetic plastic surgery and to provide accurate and easy-to-understand information to local media and consumer advocates about aesthetic plastic surgery questions of the day.
Consumer complaints about aesthetic plastic surgeons (whether or not they are about ISAPS members) are taken very seriously and ISAPS uses the influence of its unique position and worldwide recognition of its prestigious membership to protect the public from false claims, unlicensed practitioners or the use of unapproved procedures or products and outdated equipment and materials.