U.S. and Canadian Application Process

View an illustrated version of the Active Membership application process

If you are a citizen of the U.S., its territories or Canada and are Board-certified in plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, you may be eligible to apply for ASAPS Active Membership.

STEP 1: To begin the membership process, please complete the Active Member Checklist at www.surgery.org/checklist.

STEP 2: Once verified, the full application will be provided.

STEP 3: Submit your completed application no later than January 5 or July 1.

Requirements for Active Member – U.S. and Canadian Application Process

  • Board-certification in Plastic Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC).
  • Attendance at The Aesthetic Meeting or a meeting exclusively organized and managed by the Society within 4 years prior to the application date.
  • Documentation of a minimum of 75 aesthetic surgical cases during a recent 18 month period OR completion of a 12 month ASAPS Endorsed Aesthetic Fellowship (All fellowships must be endorsed and completed within the 18 months prior to your application date. All details will be verified by the Membership Manager).
  • Ability to document 60 category 1 CME in aesthetic surgery during the 36-month period prior to the application date.
  • Two (2) sponsors that are an ASAPS Active/Life Member. One must be within 100 miles of your practice, while the other can be located anywhere within the U.S. or Canada.
  • Submission of a report on all malpractice cases, if any.
  • Provide verification of accreditation of any surgical facilities that are used.
  • Agree to abide by the Society’s Bylaws, Conflict of Interest Policy, and Code of Ethics.

If you have any questions about the Active Membership requirements, please contact Marissa Simpson, Membership Manager at 562-799-2356 or marissa@surgery.org.

Application Deadlines January 5 and July 1

Applicants who submit a complete application by the January 5 deadline are eligible for election at the annual Aesthetic Meeting in the spring. Individuals who submit their application for the July deadline are eligible for election to membership at the beginning of the year. A nominal fee to cover administrative expenses associated with your application is required at the time you apply.

Eligible Meetings

The following meetings are exclusively organized by The Aesthetic Society and can be used to fulfill the meeting requirement:

The Aesthetic Meeting
ASAPS Breast and Body Contouring Symposium
ASAPS Las Vegas Symposium
The Aesthetic Cruise



Subscriptions. Receive complimentary print and online subscriptions to Aesthetic Surgery Journal (ASJ), the #1 journal in all of aesthetic surgery and Aesthetic Society News (ASN).

RADAR Resource. Access to a complete medical library and private professional network, featuring all issues of ASJ, educational videos, discussion forums, and more.

Meeting Discounts. Take advantage of significant savings on registration for The Aesthetic Meeting and ASAPS’ Symposia.

Webinars. Enjoy complimentary webinars on timely topics to benefit you and your practice.


My CME Record. Track and manage your CME online at asaps.org

Legal Counsel. Receive complimentary one-on-one legal advice from ASAPS legal counsel.

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NEW: Aesthetic Neural Network (ANN). ANN offers real-time data, allowing you to benchmark your practice, with no data entry by your staff.

NEW: Surgeons as Consumers (SAC). ASAPS’ own version of Yelp!, SAC is a members-only review system of 510K devices, such as light and laser, allowing you to read and write reviews before you make a big product investment.


ASAPS Logo and Certificate. Distinguish yourself from your competition by using the ASAPS member logo on your website and marketing materials, and receive a membership certificate to display in your office.

Smart Beauty Guide. Patient referral opportunities are available through a complimentary “select a surgeon” listing, by answering patient questions via “ask a surgeon,” and through linking to Smart Beauty Guide (SBG) using our SBG logo on your personal website. Further increase your visibility by purchasing an Enhanced Practice Profile (EPP), allowing patients to more easily find you.

Products. Receive discounts on essential products for your practice, as well as Smart Beauty Guide marketing materials, exclusively for ASAPS members.

Social Media. Receive complimentary twice-monthly digital content for use on your social media accounts and website.


Networking Opportunities. Enjoy the opportunity serve on committees, and influence change within the aesthetic specialty. ASAPS Active members are also eligible to vote and hold office. Make an impact today!

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