Can Outpatient Plastic Surgery Be Done
Safely During a COVID-19 Surge? Results of a
July 2020 Los Angeles Survey and Literature
Review – posted 1 November 2020
COVID-19: Statement and Member Resources
ISAPS stands for patient safety and aesthetic education worldwide.
We have very carefully analyzed the worldwide recommendations of the WHO and also the CDC and other organizations and evaluated many recommendations and binding guidelines from different countries.
As an international society, we can only make general recommendations and cannot give advice for each individual country. Here, the respective national government is of course responsible and you have to follow their orders. Nevertheless, we would like to recommend our members to follow the guidelines of the WHO and CDC and to restrict or cancel non-urgent selective operations and to reconsider non-urgent consultations or treatments.
Asymptomatic patients can infect and endanger staff and other patients. Non-urgent surgery consumes resources of all kinds that might be needed more urgently elsewhere.
However, please always base your decision on local conditions and the responsible authorities in your country.
We take our mission regarding further education very seriously and will serve you with considerably more webinars in the future, so that you can continue your education despite the many unusual courses and seminars.
In addition, we have set up a resource on our website and our information channels where you can access daily updated information that is important for you as a plastic surgeon and your patients
Thank you for your commitment to the patients’ safety and for your willingness to take sensitive measures.
Dirk F. Richter, MD – ISAPS President
- ISAPS President Message on COVID-19
- ISAPS President Message on YouTube
- COVID-19: ISAPS Recommendations for Management of Elective Surgical Procedures in Aesthetic Surgery
- COVID-19: Service Letter for Patients
- ISAPS general advice on personal protection equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic