The World Academy of Cosmetic Surgery is a professional medical society whose members are dedicated to patient safety and physician education in cosmetic surgery. The Academy is registered as a non-profit organisation in Switzerland where the head office is.
The philosophy of the academy is strongly influenced by the founder of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Dr. Richard C. Webster. Dr. Webster's primary goal was learning and teaching. Subsequently the World Academy of Cosmetic Surgery is willing to teach all doctors who are willing to learn.