American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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About ASPS

American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world. Founded in 1931, the Society represents 92 percent of all board-certified plastic surgeons in the United States, and more than 11,000 plastic surgeons worldwide – making ASPS a global institution and leading authority on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.

The ASPS mission is to advance quality care for plastic surgery patients by encouraging high standards of training, ethics, physician practice and research in plastic surgery. To support its members in the provision of excellent patient care, ASPS will provide education, advocacy, practice support and enhanced public awareness of the value of plastic surgery, while fostering the highest professional, ethical and quality standards. The Society is a strong advocate for patient safety and requires its members to operate in accredited surgical facilities that have passed rigorous external review of equipment and staffing.

The ASPS website welcomes millions of visitors a year and is one of the most popular online destinations for those interested in learning about plastic surgery procedures and finding a highly trained, qualified plastic surgeon.

The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF)

ASPS works in concert with The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF). Founded in 1948, The PSF forged a mission to foster innovation in plastic surgery and improve the quality of life of plastic surgery patients through research and development, charity care and enhanced public awareness of the value of plastic surgery.

The PSF fosters the clinical exposure of plastic surgeons by sponsoring Visiting Professors and the International Scholar Program. Donations to The PSF also support surgeons who volunteer abroad to help the impoverished and foster international outreach through its Volunteers in Plastic Surgery program.

ASPS Publications & Resources

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (PRS) is the official scientific journal of ASPS.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open is an open access, peer-reviewed international journal focusing on global plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Plastic Surgery News (PSN) is the monthly, award-winning news publication of ASPS.

ASPS Education Network (ASPS EdNet) is an online learning center for plastic surgeons.


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