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Cosmetic Surgeons

The AACS is a true multidisciplinary organization comprised of members who are dedicated to advancing the specialty of cosmetic surgery and quality patient care.

When you join, you will become part of an international community that maintains a consistently strong sense of camaraderie. AACS is also the leader in continuing medical education for all specialties of cosmetic surgery through fellowship training programs, live surgery workshops, medical symposiums and an annual scientific meeting.

Benefits of AACS Membership

Your AACS membership will equip you with the publications, partnerships and resources that will help you meet the challenges of a rapidly growing and evolving field. Explore how our member benefits will bring best practices and innovative technologies to your practice. Explore our member benefits.


Subspecialty Organizations

The Academy also offers subspecialty groups focusing in Liposuction, Cosmetic Laser Surgery and Hair Restoration Surgery. Learn more about how these subspecialty groups will give you access to the brightest minds in these three growing cosmetic disciplines. Visit the subspecialty organizations page


International Membership

AACS invites international physicians practicing cosmetic surgery to join in the interchange of ideas and share in the educational and networking benefits the Academy offers. International physicians are invited to join the AACS as Physician Members. View the Physician Membership qualifications.

The Value of AACS Membership in Our Members’ Words

"I joined the AACS with the intention of getting access to meetings, information, and new technologies. What I got was far more rewarding. I have met several cosmetic surgeons who have opened their minds to share ideas, thoughts and hurdles. The circle of professional acquaintances (who have become friends) has given me the opportunity to have someone 'friendly' to call with individual clinical concerns (even in crisis situations), and to network with experienced cosmetic surgeons."
-Charles Mok, DO • Allure Medical Spa • Shelby Township, MI

“The AACS is the leading organization nationally and worldwide on current and advanced techniques and technology in cosmetic surgery. From my membership, I receive didactic and training opportunities that consistently inspire my practice and provide me with the intellectual knowledge base and tools to assure safety, modern practices and sound experience-based cosmetic surgical care to my patients.”
-Peter M. Schmid, DO, FAACS, FOCOOHNS • Institute of Aesthetic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery • Longmont, CO

"As a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, I have the opportunity to participate in many medical organizations. As a 15 year member and Fellow of the AACS, I am proud to say that I’ve received some of the best education and experiences available in the field of cosmetic surgery. If you are interested in cosmetic surgery, the AACS is where you need to be!"
-Michael S. Kluska, DO, FAACS, FACOS • Southern Surgical Arts  • Chattanooga,TN