Welcome to the official web site of the Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons of Thailand. We are the main body representing all board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeons in Thailand. This web site is planned to be the public source of helpful information about cosmetic surgery. In the present situation where interest in cometic surgery is rising, any physician can act or declare himself to be cosmetic surgeon, or even plastic surgeon, even without formally or internationally acceptable training.
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery refers to surgical procedures that represent a blend of art and science. The word aesthetic has been defined as "the appreciation of beauty or good taste". The word plastic is derived from the Greek word plastikos, meaning to mold or shape. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery refers to procedures that are designed to reshape normal structures of the body so that one's appearance and self esteem will be improved. Typically, all Plastic Surgery procedures including reconstructive procedures have an aesthetic component as restoring form and function are best accomplished when the surgeon has a true sense of what is beautiful and therefore aesthetically pleasing.(from ISAPS)
For non-Thai citizens, we recommend you study more or contact us before having a cosmetic surgery. Currently there are some groups of physicians who do not have proper training but form organizations with names that sound similar to us. Many of them have been practicing for long period of time and so well known that people forget they are not board-certified plastic surgeons.