ASAPS Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Check List


From the American Society for Aesthetic
Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)

Description How
to Check
Board Certification 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
surgical training.  
ABPS:  215.587.9322 or

Hospital Privileges 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.
Surgeon's Experience 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

JCAHO: 630.792.5000 or

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.


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