ASPS has a formal agreement (Memorandum of Understanding) with a number of national plastic surgery societies that have met a standard set of criteria.  Members of these national organizations have a different membership application process.  If you are a member of one of the national societies listed below, please follow the MOU International Membership Process  

If you are not a member of any of the listed organizations, please follow the International Membership application steps listed below.

  • ARGENTINA – Sociedad Argentina de Cirugía Plástica, Estética y Reparadora (SACPER)
  • AUSTRALIA - Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • BELGIUM - Royal Belgian Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (RBSPS)
  • BRAZIL - Sociedade Brasileira de Cirurgia Plástica (SBCP)
  • FRANCE - Société Française de Chirurgie Plastique  Reconstructrice et Esthétique (SOFCPRE)
  • IRELAND - Irish Association of Plastic Surgery (IAPS)
  • ISRAEL - Israel Society of Plastic & Aesthetic Surgery (ISPAS)
  • ITALY - Società Italiana di Chirurgia Plastica Ricostruttiva ed Estetica (SICPRE)
  • JAPAN - Japanese Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (JSPRS)
  • NETHERLANDS - Nederlandse Vereniging voor Plastische Chirurgie (NVPC)
  • NEW ZEALAND - New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons (NZAPS)
  • SINGAPORE - Singapore Association of Plastic Surgeons (SAPS)
  • SOUTH AFRICA - Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of Southern Africa (APRSSA)
  • SOUTH KOREA - Korean Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (KSPRS)
  • UNITED KINGDOM - The British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS)
  • TAIWAN - Taiwan Society of Plastic Surgery  (TSPS)

International Membership

International Membership is open to qualified plastic surgeons who reside and practice in a country other than the United States or Canada and have been actively engaged in the practice of plastic or reconstructive surgery for at least three (3) years.

International Membership is an honor and is granted only to those plastic surgeons who have achieved professional distinction in their home country.

Step 1

  • Complete the Application for International Membership on paper or online:
  • Obtain a letter of sponsorship from one ASPS Active, Life Active, International (formerly referred to as Corresponding) Member or your national society. The letter must include a brief summary of your individual qualifications and activities.
  • Obtain a letter from the president, secretary or other authorized officer of the national plastic surgery society in the country where you are practicing which attests to your membership in good standing.
  • Compile a list of published articles or presentations given at plastic surgery meetings.
  • Submit the completed membership application, letter(s) of sponsorship, letter confirming your nation's plastic surgery society membership, list of published articles, a recent portrait-photograph and the $125 application fee (U.S. Dollars) to the ASPS Executive Office:

    Membership Services
    American Society of Plastic Surgeons
    444 East Algonquin Road
    Arlington Heights, IL 60005-4664

* All information must be submitted in English

Step 2

  • Once you have submitted all materials your application will be reviewed by the Membership Committee. The Membership Committee will recommend approval or disapproval to the Board of Directors. Election to International membership shall be by a majority vote of the Board at a meeting at which a quorum is present.
  • All fees, dues or assessments must be paid before being elevated to International Membership status.


As an International Member you will receive the following benefits:

  • Electronic subscription to Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® Scientific Journal
  • Electronic subscription to Plastic Surgery News®
  • Member prices on ASPS/PSF programs, products and services
  • Member prices on Patient-Education materials
  • Listed in the online  ASPS/PSF Member Roster
  • Name and address listing on the ASPS website
  • Access to the Members Only section of the ASPS Website

International Membership Quick Reference Check List



___Submit the completed membership application,


___The $125 application fee (U.S. Dollars),


___Letter(s) of sponsorship,                                                             


___Letter confirming your nation's plastic surgery society membership,


___List of published articles,


___A recent portrait-photograph




If you have questions about ASPS International Member benefits or the membership process please contact:

ASPS Member Services Center
(847) 228-9900 or (800) 766-4955