HISTORY OF PLASTIC SURGERY IN INDONESIA
Plastic surgery in Indonesia was initiated by the late Professor Moenadjat Wiratmadja. After graduating as a surgeon from Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia (FKUI) in 1958, he continued his study as a plastic surgeon in Washington University/ Barnes Hospital in United States until 1959. After his return to Indonesia, he started to dedicate his knowledge to plastic surgery services and education for medical students and surgery trainee in FKUI/ RSCM (Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital). He became professor in 1979 and passed away in 1980.
PERAPI was established on November 8, 1980 in Jakarta and was registered in the notary on March 16, 1982 by eleven founders as follows:
Nowadays only founders no 1 to 4 that are still alive and they are still active in doing surgeries.
IAPS to InaPRAS
The English name for PERAPI was IAPRS (Indonesian Association of Plastic and Reconstrutive Surgery) in 1980. Its name was changed to IAPS (Indonesian Association of Plastic Surgeons) in 1982 with legal documents. In 2012 the English name for PERAPI was set to lnaPRAS (Indonesian Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons) as a result of muktamar in Sibolangit, North Sumatera.
Nowadays the members of PERAPI has reached 241, spreading across Indonesia.
Indonesian College of Plastic Surgery
In 1997, a college of professional association was established to arrange a plastic surgery education curriculum. During this time, the colegium held the examination and some courses for plastic surgery residents, such as EMSB.
Programs of PERAPI
Members of lnaPRAS have a regular charity program to do surgeries for patients with cleft lip and palate problems all over Indonesia. There are various foundations (local and international) that usually give donations for these surgeries.
Another program of PERAPI is to prepare its members for the globalization and free trade of AFTA by introducing its members in seminars, talkshows and annual scientific meeting of PERAPI.
PERAPI members also actively give education for general practitioners and other specialists through several established programs in their branches every year, such as JBWC (Jakarta Burn Congress and Wound Conference), Joglosemar Craniofacial Forum and many more.