February 22, 2023

American Society of Plastic Surgeons


What is American Society of Plastic Surgeons

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world. Founded in 1931, the society is composed of surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada who perform Plastic and Reconstructive surgery.

American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society of Plastic Surgeons

The Plastic Surgery Foundation

ASPS works in concert with The Plastic Surgery Foundation. Founded in 1948, the mission of The PSF is to foster innovation in plastic surgery and to 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.

Plastic surgeons spur shatterproof windshields

Plastic surgeons and emergency medicine physicians approach a consortium of companies to express alarm over the rate and severity of facial lacerations from automobile accidents. Their efforts result in the development of shatterproof windshields.

Aesthetica Super Symposium

This dynamic educational program features three concurrent sessions under one roof. The unique Aesthetica Super Symposium concept allows attendees to easily move from room to room, selecting only the sessions that are relevant to their practice.

ASPS takes on the FTC

The Federal Trade Commission seeks to initiate advertising and price competition among medical professionals under the guise of consumerism. ASPS challenges the FTC, contending that board certification assures patients of the best quality physicians, and prevails.

ASPS changes name

The American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons adopts the name American Society of Plastic Surgeons to convey that plastic surgeons and reconstructive surgeons are the same.

ASPS Publications & Resources

  1. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is the official scientific journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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

  3. Plastic Surgery News is the award-winning monthly news publication of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

  4. The Plastic Surgery Education Network is an online learning center for plastic surgeons.

ASPS Member Surgeon

The ASPS is the largest plastic surgery specialty organizations in the world. The mission of the ASPS is to advance quality care to plastic surgery patients by encouraging high standards of training, ethics, physician practice, and research in plastic surgery. The society advocates for patient safety, and requires its members to perform surgery in approved surgical facilities that have passed rigorous external review of equipment and staffing.

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