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KSAPS 대한미용성형외과학회


About KSAPS

Welcome Message

  • Yun, In Dae

    Yun, In Dae
    Chairman of the General Assembly

    I would like to extend my gratitude to all the members who gave me the opportunity to serve as the 34st Chairman of the General Assembly of the Korean Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Although there are concerns about whether I can do this job well, I will do my best during my term, relying on the enthusiasm and ability of many seniors and juniors who have established our organization as the best professional academy in Korea.

    As you know, the Korean Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has entered into a middle-aged growth period following its 38 years of history.

    So far, thanks to the efforts and services of our seniors, the organization has grown to more than 2,000 members. It has become natural for people to associate plastic surgery with Korea, which means Korea has reached a level of academic excellence in this field that is recognized by most around the world.

    However, we have to strive in various ways to avoid complacency with the achievements we have made and to continue to play a leading role that befits our sense of pride.
    The President and all directors of the Society will work together to ensure that our organization creates many effective policies and visions that establish a virtuous cycle and gives hope to members with a new direction for academic development.

    Amid the unprecedented healthcare and economic crisis, I would like to ask for your sincere interest and cooperation as I perform my mission despite my insufficient capacity. However, I promise that I will always listen to your words and strive to help this organization continue to grow.

    We wish you good health and happiness in your work and family life.

    Thank you.


  • Eom, Jin Sup

    Eom, Jin Sup
    President

    I would like to wholeheartedly welcome all members of Korean Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (KSAPS).

    Although KSAPS is an affiliate of Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, it is a large-scale society with 2,190 members as of April, 2022. KSAPS holds an academic conference titled Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (APS) with approximately 1,000 attendees and releases a quarterly academic journal of Archives of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery each year. Both APS and Archives of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery play the roles of providing a venue to develop and systemize aesthetic plastic surgery further as a field of academic research.

    The Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons is the only legitimate academic society and group of professionals specializing in aesthetic plastic surgery in Korea. There are many medical practitioners who perform cosmetic surgeries and procedures for aesthetic purposes. However, KSAPS only accepts plastic surgeons with professional qualifications who underwent the official education and training programs as its members. KSAPS studies basic science, presents the standards for safe and sound aesthetic plastic surgery, and provides its members with educational opportunities.

    Also, KSAPS concludes MOUs and promotes the exchange with foreign organizations of aesthetic plastic surgery on behalf of plastic surgery clinics of Korea. Societies for aesthetic plastic surgery in many countries of the world and The International Society of Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) recognize KSAPS as their counterpart and propose to hold joint academic conferences and request to send Korean aesthetic plastic surgery professionals as guest speakers of their events.

    APS, the annual academic conference of KSAPS, provides an opportunity for foreign plastic surgeons to actively participate in the event and attract more attendees from overseas as the programs and presentations are largely provided in English. The number of foreign participants increases each year as well thanks to rapidly changing contents of aesthetic plastic contents of Korea and an attractive destination of Seoul as the venue of APS. KSAPS is working hard to develop APS further as one of the biggest and most influential international conferences on aesthetic plastic surgery in Asia and establish Korea as the center of aesthetic plastic surgery, representing the region.

    It is expected that there will be burgeoning demand for academic events related to aesthetic plastic surgery, when exchanges among domestic and foreign specialists that were discontinued due to the impact of COVID-19 resume soon. Then, it will serve as an opportunity for KSAPS to take a step further for the future. More foreign speakers will give their presentations to broaden our view and more foreign participants will attend the event to witness the high level of Korean aesthetic plastic surgery. There are many members of KSAPS with outstanding capabilities. Still, we are not good at promoting ourselves by skillfully emphasizing merits, although each member of KSAPS has the world’s best experience, knowledge, and techniques. Fortunately, former leaders of KSAPS provided us with great framework and expression of APS and Archives of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. I firmly believe that we can hold the world’s leading academic conference and publish a prestigious journal by gathering the capabilities of our members and expressing the contents well. At the same time, it will allow more KSAPA members to be invited to foreign conferences to give presentations.

    The status and social recognition of KSAPA will be increased through its academic activities. In this regard, the recognition that Korea is good at plastic surgery is not enough. Rather, to make that Korean aesthetic plastic surgery clinics are highly regarded and take the lead in academic field will be the way for the world to highly value the expertise of Korean aesthetic plastic surgeons and for patients and the public to build more trust in us. I look forward to your active participation and support for the development of APS and Archives of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.