The idea of observing July 15 as National Plastic Surgery Day in India has been adopted by the leaders of high our bodies within the speciality throughout the globe as World Plastic Surgery Day.
The Association of Plastic Surgeons of India (APSI) introduced the choice in an announcement on Tuesday.
The idea was mentioned in a gathering of the presidents of cosmetic surgery associations of varied international locations organised by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons not too long ago.
The resolution to watch July 15 as World Plastic Surgery Day got here after the APSI’s present president Rakesh Khazanchi spoke in regards to the success of National Plastic Surgery Day in India on the World Council of Leaders, a physique consisting of the presidents of all nationwide associations, and all agreed to rejoice July 15 as World Plastic Surgery day.
Coimbatore-based plastic surgeon S. Raja Sabapathy launched the idea of National Plastic Surgery Day when he was the APSI president in 2011 to create consciousness of cosmetic surgery. Every plastic surgeon within the nation did one free surgical procedure to mark the inaugural yr.
“Plastic surgery originated from India and Sushruta is hailed by all as the founder of plastic surgery. Now we can also be proud that from India we conceptualised World Plastic Surgery Day,” mentioned Dr. Sabapathy, Chairman, Division of Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Reconstructive Microsurgery and Burns at Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore.
He mentioned the day was created to unfold consciousness of areas the place plastic surgeons can play an amazing position however are sometimes missed on account of ignorance. Some such fields had been diabetic foot ulcers the place a contribution by a plastic surgeon can stop amputations and lymphedema (elephantiasis) the place they may also help to scale back the scale of the legs, he mentioned.