Since its formation in 1985, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery has grown to become the leading representative of cosmetic surgery practitioners from a diverse array of original medical disciplines.
Furthering this effort, the American Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgery, the American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, and the American Society of Liposuction Surgery were formed as sub-specialty groups within the academy. Medical professionals interested in becoming members of these subspecialty areas may select these memberships during the AACS application process or as separate items through the AACS store.
American Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgery (ASCLS)
The ASCLS is dedicated solely to the field of cosmetic laser surgery. ASCLS' mission is to provide the highest quality of education on all facets of cosmetic laser surgery to physicians, scientists, and trained staff from around the world; to develop programs that promote multi-disciplinary education; and to provide research grants to qualified investigators in cosmetic laser surgery. Membership Rate: $299 USD + Application Fee
American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ASHRS)
Comprised of members from across the globe, the ASHRS fosters the growth and quality of hair restoration surgery worldwide. Membership is open to all physicians, assistants and other professionals involved or interested in hair restoration surgery. Membership Rate: $299 USD + Application Fee
American Society of Liposuction Surgery (ASLS)
ASLS is invested in promoting the highest quality liposuction practice and standards of patient care worldwide through educational events, and by acting as an active voice on liposuction issues. Every three years, the ASLS co-hosts the World Congress of Liposuction. Membership is open to any AACS member who is actively engaged on a regular basis in the performance of liposuction surgery. Membership Rate: $299 USD + Application Fee