ASPS briefing papers provide an overview on important issues or topics in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery that may be of particular interest to the media and public. Briefings often include a summary of the issue; statistics; information on patient safety, regulations, limitations, risks; and more. The ASPS currently offers briefings on cosmetic surgery tourism, plastic surgery for teenagers and plastic surgery for ethnic patients.

Briefing Papers

Plastic Surgery For Teenagers Briefing Paper
This briefing paper includes ASPS's statement on teenage plastic surgery, common procedures for teens and recommended reading on the topic.
Cosmetic Surgery Tourism Briefing Paper
Cosmetic surgery tourism is a price-driven phenomenon that has experienced increased growth over the past decade.