ASAPS Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Check List
YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE SURGERY
From the American Society for Aesthetic
Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
Certification by an American Board of
Medical Specialties (ABMS) recognized
board that is appropriate to the procedure.
American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)
certification ensures in-depth plastic
ABPS: 215.587.9322 or
Regardless of where the surgery is to
be performed, the surgeon should have
privileges to perform the procedure
in an acute care hospital.
Ask the professional staff office at
the hospital to verify staff privileges.
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic
Surgery (ASAPS) membership means a surgeon
is ABPS-certified and has significant
experience in cosmetic surgery of the
face and body.
ASAPS: 888.272.7711 or
|Surgical Facility Accreditation||
Facilities should be accredited by a
recognized accrediting body, or be state
licensed or Medicare-certified.
AAAASF: 847.949.6058 or
AAAHC: 847.853.6060 or www.aaahc.org
JCAHO: 630.792.5000 or www.jcaho.org
Check with individual states for license
|Details of Your Surgery||
To be discussed before surgery:
Your complete medical history including
past and current medications; surgical
benefits, risks, and alternatives;
total cost including surgeon fees, anesthesia,
facility and other; surgeon's policy
on revisionary procedures;
postsurgical care and typical timeline
for resuming work/social activities.
|Ask your board-certified plastic surgeon.|
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), is recognized as the world’s leading organization devoted entirely to aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body. ASAPS is comprised of over 2,600 Plastic Surgeons; active members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (USA) or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have extensive training in the complete spectrum of surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. International active members are certified by equivalent boards of their respective countries. All members worldwide adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and must meet stringent membership requirements.
Follow ASAPS on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ASAPS
Become a fan of ASAPS on Facebook: www.facebook.com/AestheticSociety
Become a member of Project Beauty: www.projectbeauty.com
Locate a plastic surgeon in your area: http://www.surgery.org/consumers/find-a-plastic-surgeon