The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), is the leading professional organization of plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery who specialize in cosmetic plastic surgery. Having been voted into the Society, Dr. Azar now joins 2,600 plastic surgeons in the U.S., Canada, and many other countries. Only 25% of all American Board of Plastic Surgery certified surgeons have been accepted into ASAPS membership.
The requirements for membership in the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) are designed to encourage application by trained and experienced plastic surgeons who concentrate their practices in performing cosmetic plastic surgery of the face and the entire body. ASAPS membership remains an exclusive privilege for those surgeons who possess the necessary qualifications. Among the requirements for invitation and election to ASAPS membership, a plastic surgeon must be certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or, in plastic surgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. They must have completed at least three years of active practice following board certification and document the performance of a significant number and variety of cosmetic surgical cases. The plastic surgeon must be actively participating in accredited Continuing Medical Education (CME), which allows them to stay current with developments in the field of cosmetic plastic surgery. In order to qualify, the plastic surgeon must also be sponsored by two ASAPS-member plastic surgeons, which ensures that the applicant’s professional reputation meets the high standards required. Finally, the plastic surgeon must adhere to current ethical standards for professional conduct as outlined in the Code of Ethics observed by all ASAPS-member surgeons.
Learn more about Dr. Azar’s Ventura plastic surgery practice on his website.