Message from the President

Kazuo Kishi
Japan Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Kazuo Kishi, MD, PhD

My name is Kazuo Kishi of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Keio University School of Medicine, and I have been appointed President of the Japan Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery(JSPRS).
I am sure that there are many people who still do not know what plastic surgery does. In a nutshell, plastic surgery is a department that uses surgery and medical equipment to correct deformities that can be seen from the outside, and to make the normal state more beautiful.
For example, after removing a malignant tumor or a serious injury, we perform surgery to restore a near-normal condition, or operate on patients born with congenital anomalies. Cosmetic surgery is also a major part of plastic surgery, as is the curing of scars and wounds.
The word "plastic surgery" was originally coined from the English word "plastic," meaning "able to be shaped," and the term "Keiseigeka" word was born out of consultation among predecessors to determine the appropriate Japanese word. It has already been 65 years since the society was established, and now, like internal medicine and surgery, plastic surgery is one of the basic medical specialties in the new medical specialty system.
Since the foundation of plastic surgery, it has always been oriented toward the creation of beautiful and normal-looking objects in various fields by making full use of all that can be done.
As the Japan Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we would like to make full use of what we can do for the patients and deliver good medical care.

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