The purpose of this society is to help all
professionals provide the highest possible quality of care to women who wish to
have cosmetic breast surgery. This is done through training, education, research
and the interchange of ideas.
Breast size and shape has assumed a great
social significance in our society. Gender feelings of adequacy and
self-esteem are related to breast appearance. Inadequate breast volume and
contour can be caused by 1) Developmental micromastia, 2) Postpartum involution,
3) Post-surgical deformities, 4) Breast asymmetry. The American Society of
Cosmetic Breast Surgery is dedicated to the highest standards of excellence in
the evaluation and care of our patients, knowledge of avoidance of risk, and the
paramount importance of maintaining the safety and health of our patients.
The purpose of our society is to provide the
breast surgeon who treats breast cancer a means to gain knowledge about
breast implants and how to use them, so that the cosmetic needs of the uninsured
women the surgeon encounters can be routinely met at very little cost. This
purpose will be fulfilled by the training and education offered by the
meetings, workshops, handbooks, and the individual sharing by the faculty
members of their knowledge and experience.
In addition, we hope to help those women who
need cosmetic help with deformities of the chest left by treatment of breast
cancer, especially if they do not have insurance and cannot otherwise afford
cosmetic surgical care.