ASAPS Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Check List

WHAT
YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE SURGERY

From the American Society for Aesthetic
Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)


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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 


www.abplsurg.org


ABMS:  866-275-2267 or
www.abms.org        


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 
www.surgery.org

Surgical
Facility Accreditation


Facilities should be accredited by a recognized accrediting
body, or be state licensed or Medicare-certified.   
AAAASF:
1-847-949-6058 or

www.aaaasf.org



AAAHC: 1-847-853-6060 or
www.aaahc.org

JCAHO: 1-630-792-5000 or
www.jcaho.org

Check with individual states for license information.
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.

Please Credit the American
Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)

About ASAPS
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.

WE ARE AESTHETICS.

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