The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), founded in 1967, is the leading professional organization of plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery who specialize in aesthetic (cosmetic) plastic surgery. With more than 2500 members (all categories) in the U.S and Canada, as well as international members in many other countries, ASAPS is at the forefront of innovation in aesthetic plastic surgery around the world.
The mission of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery includes continuing medical education, public education and patient advocacy.
- ASAPS is an educational organization, sponsoring scientific meetings on the latest advances in cosmetic plastic surgery. ASAPS meetings are designed for attendance by qualified plastic surgeons. ASAPS is an accredited sponsor of Continuing Medical Education (CME). Aesthetic Surgery Journal, an official publication of ASAPS, is the most widely read clinical journal of aesthetic surgery.
- ASAPS is a research organization, collecting data on aesthetic surgery, publishing annual statistics on the number of cosmetic procedures performed, and supporting scientific and clinical studies in aesthetic surgery.
- ASAPS is a public information organization, providing accurate and timely information on all aspects of surgery through this web site and by working extensively with the news media through our Communications Office in New York City.
- ASAPS is a patient advocacy organization, promoting the highest standards of professional conduct among our members as well as representing the rights of patients to be fully informed about the training and credentials of their doctors and the risks and benefits of cosmetic surgery.