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Member Benefits

A membership with AACS can not only set you and your practice apart, it can pay for itself. Discover all the benefits of AACS membership and apply to join us today.

AACS Education

Events & CME

Members enjoy discounted registration of up to 35% on all AACS continuing medical education (CME) programs including our live surgery workshops, monthly WebClinics, and our signature event, the AACS Annual Scientific Meeting.

American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery

Members receive an AJCS subscription as part of their membership ($271 value for nonmembers). AJCS is a peer-reviewed publication that features articles on state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery procedures, topics and breakthroughs written by distinguished experts in their respective fields. Resident members receive digital access to AJCS.

Certified Cosmetic Surgery Fellowships

These post-residency fellowship programs offer the rare, in-depth and hands-on training needed to set your practice apart and establish you as a top cosmetic surgeon. AACS certified fellowships are open to qualifying members and nonmembers. The 30 programs across the country, focus on either facial or general cosmetic surgery. Our general cosmetic surgery training fellows will perform over 300 cosmetic surgery procedures in a year, facial 125 procedures, in addition to access to dedicated mentorship from renown surgeons.

Fellowship Core Curriculum Review

AACS offers monthly Fellowship Core Curriculum Review webinars for members only featuring topics from the established Core Curriculum developed by members of the Fellowship Committee.

Practice Resources

Find a Surgeon

Fellow and Physician level members receive complimentary listings in the AACS Find a Surgeon online referral service. This directory receives over 300 public visits per week, helping patients find a qualified AACS member for their cosmetic surgery needs.

AACS Buyer's Guide

AACS Buyer's Guide, a searchable online resource of cosmetic surgery suppliers and products with varied discounts available exclusively to AACS members.

Online Presence & Reputation has been selected as the primary technology partner of the AACS. It is the only complete platform built to help health care organizations deliver a better customer experience at every step of the patient journey. The company’s industry-leading technology seamlessly integrates provider data warehousing, web-wide listings management, reputation insights, universal online scheduling, and patient communications. 

Professional Liability Insurance

AACS has partnered with Medical Protective to offer members professional liability insurance plans. MedPro is uniquely positioned to understand the needs of cosmetic surgeons and meets regularly with the AACS MedPro Advisory Group to address concerns facing the profession. Fellow level members also enjoy a 5% discount on their MedPro insurance.

Patient Financing

Lending USA's award-winning patient financing solution charges members no merchant fees on all prime loans and provides patients with 0% APR promotional financing (if paid in full within six months). Their patient financing solution IS truly better for you and your patients.


AACS also offers

Advocacy and Public Affairs

Not only is AACS dedicated to supporting state-by-state efforts to address the issue of equivalency and truth in advertising, we partner with various certifying boards to maintain and inform quality educational standards across disciplines. AACS is also represented in key dialogue and decisions with a voting seat in the American Medical Association’s (AMA) House of Delegates. If you are an AMA member, please list your AMA specialty as “Cosmetic Surgery”, so we maintain our seat in the House of Delegates.

President’s Newsletter

A monthly electronic newsletter providing our members updates on AACS events, member activities, industry news, and more.

Community Networking

AACS provides both in-person networking events through our face-to-face education programs, as well as through our online Membership Directory. Search by name, location or surgical specialty to find an AACS member near you.

Membership Certificate and AACS Logos

Membership Certificate and AACS Logos These resources allow you to display your commitment to education and excellence in cosmetic surgery in your office, on your practice website, within your newsletters, or on your business cards. Replacement membership certificates are valued at $50.