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 nonsurgical 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.

ASAPS Mission:

The mission of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Inc., is to advance the science, art, and safe practice of aesthetic plastic surgery & cosmetic medicine through education, research, and innovation while maintaining the highest standards of ethical conduct.

Membership Requirements:

For election to Active Membership, a plastic surgeon must:

In order for a plastic surgeon to become a member of ASAPS, they must meet the following requirements :

  • 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
  • Meet the requirements for operating in an accredited surgical facility
  • Be sponsored by two ASAPS members
  • Submit current marketing/advertising materials, if any, for review
  • Adhere to current ethical standards for professional conduct

About the Aesthetic Surgery Journal:

Aesthetic Surgery Journal is a peer-reviewed international journal focusing on scientific developments and clinical techniques in aesthetic surgery. An official publication of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), ASJ is also the official English-language journal of many major international societies of plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery representing South America, Central America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. It is also the official journal of the Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and The Rhinoplasty Society.

ASJ was indexed with MEDLINE/PubMed in 2008 and has been covered by the Thomson Reuters’
Journal Citation Report since 2011. ASJ’s current Impact Factor is 2.502. In the 2015 JCR, ASJ ranked 53rd out of 199 journals in the overall surgery category. ASJ is presently ranked #1 among all aesthetic surgery journals and #2 among all plastic surgery journals.

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 nonsurgical 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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