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Since its inception in 1985, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) has become the leading educational platform for cosmetic surgery practitioners from a diverse array of medical specialties. AACS is comprised of medical and dental professionals who pursue educational and training opportunities in cosmetic surgery to ensure consistently high quality patient care. From live surgery workshops to our Annual Scientific Meetings, the AACS is the most trusted resource for patient safety through cosmetic surgery education.

To become recognized as the leader in Cosmetic Surgery who possesses the values, competencies and resources necessary to drive patient safety throughout the industry.

The AACS is committed to the development of the field of Cosmetic Surgery as a continuously advancing multispecialty discipline that delivers the safest patient outcomes through evidence-based information that informs best practices and technologies in service delivery globally.


Becoming a member of the AACS will give you access to a network of cosmetic surgery professionals who are committed to patient safety through expanded knowledge and skills. From our publications and practice management tools to discounts on educational opportunities, AACS members enjoy privileges that make a tangible impact on their surgical outcomes and patient care. The AACS welcomes both U.S.-trained and international physicians for membership, as well as non-physicians who assist in the delivery of cosmetic surgery. Join the AACS.

Clinical Fellowship Training

You’ve heard the long-held rule that the achievement of true expertise requires approximately 10,000 hours of practice and study. That’s why the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery provides an in-depth clinical fellowship program. For one year, fellows have access to a multitude of patients and the most sought-after minds in cosmetic surgery. You’ll learn the methods, science and art that drive excellent outcomes in a rapidly growing medical discipline. Take the Next Step.

Education and Workshops

AACS also offers a comprehensive roster of training and education opportunities for those looking to learn new or advanced skills. Workshops vary from cadaver dissection instruction to live surgery demonstrations or large meetings – all rooted in evidence based approaches that will drive the safest patient outcomes. Explore our educational offerings.
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