About Us: The Breast Implant Task Force (BITF)
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) joined together to create the first authoritative source of information regarding breast implant and safety issues for the general public.
The web site, www.breastimplantsafety.org, offers factual, scientific information on the pros and cons of the only devices currently approved for all uses by the FDA, saline implants, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of silicone implants.
The site also covers medical research, safety information, clinical trials, links to other informative web sites, plus much more.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is the largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons in the world. With more than 6000 member surgeons, the Society is recognized as a leading authority and information source on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. ASPS comprises 94 percent of all board-certified plastic surgeons in the United States. Founded in 1931, the Society represents physicians certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. www.plasticsurgery.org
The 2400-member American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), founded in 1967, is the leading organization of ABMS-certified plastic surgeons who specialize in cosmetic plastic surgery. With ASAPS active members certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Canadian active members certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and International members certified in their countries of origin, ASAPS is at the forefront of innovation in aesthetic plastic surgery. www.surgery.org