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American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)

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American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)

Since 1967, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has been the world's leading organization in cosmetic surgery education and research. Our U.S. members are American Board of Plastic Surgery certified surgeons specializing in cosmetic surgery of the face and body. We also have members in Canada and 28 other countries.

Authoritative Source For Cosmetic Surgery

The 2200-member American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) is the only plastic surgery organization devoted entirely to the advancement of cosmetic surgery. ASAPS is recognized throughout the world as the authoritative source for cosmetic surgery education. U.S. members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Canadian members are certified in plastic surgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

ASAPS Mission Statement

To advance the science and art of aesthetic (cosmetic) plastic surgery among qualified plastic surgeons through medical education and research; to promote ethical conduct and responsible patient care; to serve the public by providing accurate and timely information on aesthetic (cosmetic) plastic surgery; and to advance the medical profession and plastic surgery specialty.

ASAPS Membership Requirements

For election to Active Membership, a plastic surgeon must (inter alia):

  • Be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
  • Be in at least the third year of practice following board certification.
  • Meet specified requirements for accredited aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery Continuing Medical Education (CME).
  • Meet specified requirements for documented aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery cases performed during a 12-month period and covering a wide range of procedures.
  • Meet requirements for operating in an accredited surgical facility.

For More Information:

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
New York
Tel: 212.921.0500
Fax: 212.921.0011
Referrals: Toll-free, 1.888.ASAPS.11 (272.7711)

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