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Cosmetic Surgery Foundation

About the Foundation

Cosmetic Surgery Foundation
Formed in 2000, the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation (CSF) serves as the research and education arm of AACS and is committed to the advancement of the science of cosmetic surgery and the enhancement of patient safety and trust.

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Corporate Support Program

Get involved with AACS/CSF educational programs, research initiatives and other vital programs that support the specialty of cosmetic surgery through our Corporate Support Program. You’ll reach and support AACS audiences of more than 2,500 cosmetic surgeons and cosmetic surgery professionals.


Our organization is able to continue its mission because of your support and generosity. By contributing to a campaign listed below, you'll help ensure that our work continues. Online donations are quick and easy using our secure credit card transactions. We welcome donations of all sizes and payment plans – whether it's a one-time gift, a monthly contribution or part of a matching gifts program.


2019 Webster Level Donation

Join The Cosmetic Surgery Foundation's Webster Society. Make a recurring, tax-deductible, gift today and be invited to our Annual Webster Society Annual Donor Gala Event at the Annual Meeting. To date, the Foundation has given over $1,500,000 in grants and awards to individuals and education activities of the AACS.

Cosmetic Surgery Foundation
Research Grants

Call for Applications

Open: March 26

Deadline for Submission:

September 1

The Cosmetic Surgery Foundation (CSF) is pleased to announce the 2018 opening cycle for Individual Research Grants in the Field of Cosmetic Surgery. Please download and submit your applications before September 1, 2018.

Please email: with questions.

Supporting the ideas of promising surgeons, the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation, encourages consistent, innovative and aggressive research in the multidisciplinary specialty of cosmetic surgery. Starting in 2006, the Foundation has awarded over $220,000 in grants to eligible surgeons that wish to impact the science through original research. Using a peer review process, members of the CSF’s Research and Education Committee will review, score and rank the applications based on Significance, Innovation, Methodology/Design/Feasibility, Investigator Qualifications, Research Environment, Relevance, and Ethics. Funding recommendations will be voted on and approved by the CSF Board prior to AACS Annual Scientific Meeting on January 31 - February 2, 2019 , at Rosen Shingle Creek , Orlando, FL

If you have any questions about the grants or your submission, please contact the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation at

Did you know?

Members who donate $5,000 annually to the CSF may name a research grant to be presented at the AACS Annual Scientific Meeting. Contact Jessica Blomquist at for more information on donating to the CSF.