About Us

The American College of Aesthetic Surgery® (ACAS), an educational organization, represents a culture of excellence in aesthetic surgery. ACAS provides education and training to plastic surgeons, including surgical trainees and fellows. Educational and training opportunities are presented through a variety of forums including lectures, workshops and conferences. Our activities are focused on Innovation, Education and Research to support our members.

ACAS identifies strategic opportunities to advance its mission and collaborates with partners with shared values to develop innovative, targeted and sustainable programs.

Member Information

ACAS supports excellence, safety and integrity in aesthetic surgery by developing high quality programs in:


We provide an environment that cultivates innovation for the advancement of medical knowledge in the specialty of plastic surgery. As with all of our programs, innovative projects are targeted and sustainable with the vision of increasing quality surgical outcomes in all areas of aesthetic surgery.


ACAS is not the sole grant provider for research projects and does not undertake research. The Foundation works with its members and partners to provide small grants or seed funds to encourage focused research in well-defined and specialized areas, with emphasis on research relating to our innovation programs.


The program provides further education and training opportunities through a variety of forums including lectures, workshops and conferences. We collaborate closely with other organizations to identify areas of need for further education, training and skill development. From time to time, we also contribute to existing educational events by offering content, speakers, expertise and practical training opportunities.


  • Events: Members enjoy discounted registration on all ACAS programs and our signature event, the ACAS Annual Innovation Meeting.
  • Networking: ACAS provides both in-person networking events through our face-to-face education programs, as well as through our online Membership Directory.
  • Peer Reviews: May present papers and participate in discussions at the ACAS Annual Innovation Meeting.


The ACAS applicant must demonstrate their commitment to the specialty of plastic surgery by submitting a case listing demonstrating they have performed at least twenty-five (25) aesthetic plastic surgery procedures, as the surgeon with primary responsibility, during the year prior to applying for membership. The applicant must be a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, or American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery or board certified in a recognized “surgical specialty” by a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), or by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, or by any other board deemed equivalent by the Academy’s Board of Trustees.


We seek mutually beneficial partnerships with individuals and organizations that share our values and mission. We are receptive to ideas for tailored programs and welcome discussions to explore common objectives. Potential partners may include government, health regulators, industry, and not-for-profit organizations.

Contact Us

Please contact ACAS if you require further assistance. Please note that staff members of the organization are not able to provide medical advice, answer clinical questions or recommend a plastic surgeon.

Application for Membership