NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, or ISAPS, which represents the global plastic and aesthetic surgery community, announces the formation of a Global Alliance to establish a clear voice for the industry and address the important issue of patient safety.  Under the leadership of the new ISAPS President, Dr. Renato Saltz, the Alliance will have a physical and virtual presence to advise and consult on all concerns relating to cosmetic surgery on a global scale.

“We look forward to providing a voice for the international plastic surgery community under this Alliance. The talent in this new organization is incredible,” says President Saltz. “We serve our industry best when the efforts of all these national plastic surgery societies are combined on patient safety issues. My goal in the next two years is to narrow the international gap regarding standards of accreditation among different countries, cultures and surgeons,” states Dr. Saltz.  The Alliance is comprised of 40 Presidents of national plastic surgery societies and will represent the international community of aesthetic professionals that is underserved by other societies.

The inaugural ISAPS Global Alliance Forum assembled last week in Kyoto, Japan during the ISAPS biennial Congress of plastic and aesthetic surgeons to promote excellence in the field.  The Society Presidents attending this meeting established the following tenets to address the vacuum of international consensus for the following important issues:

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