How ISAPS Promotes Safety
Our vision is for safe and effective aesthetic procedures and improved quality of life for all patients worldwide. To achieve this ambitious goal, we provide guidelines for patients about procedures, how to find a surgeon or about considering traveling abroad for a procedure. With the continued growth of Aesthetic/Cosmetic procedures performed abroad, an organization dedicated to safety such as ISAPS is essential.
ISAPS promotes global safety in aesthetic plastic surgery by ensuring that members are highly qualified. Patients can be confident that ISAPS members belong to their leading national societies of plastic surgery, have a record of being safe and ethical, and have been in active practice for at least 3 years.
Training for Surgeons
To promote aesthetic education worldwide, the ISAPS Education Council offers symposia, endorsed programs and instructional courses to members. The ISAPS Visiting Professors Program takes aesthetic education to countries around the world making training in the latest techniques and advances more accessible to a greater population of surgeons.
By partnering with QUAD A, ISAPS promotes uniform standards and practices for surgical facilities. When a surgeon operates in an accredited facility, patients can be assured that their care will meet the highest standards of safety
ISAPS educates patients by providing a variety of resources on this website, including information about common procedures, recommendations when choosing a surgeon, guidelines for patients considering having their procedure abroad. ISAPS is also available to respond to media requests to provide quality information and expert opinion about aesthetic plastic surgery.
The ISAPS Executive Committee is dedicated to protecting the public from false claims, unlicensed practitioners, the use of unapproved procedures or products and outdated equipment and materials. ISAPS regularly monitors public information regarding plastic surgery and maintains exacting guidelines and regulations covering important consumer concerns such as advertising, public relations and the media.