ASAPS Specialist Plastic Surgeons are qualified, experienced, ethical practitioners dedicated to lifelong learning.


Choosing to have plastic/cosmetic surgery is a big decision. That’s why it’s important to do your research, understand the risks, and know the facts.

ASAPS has been one of the peak bodies for plastic/cosmetic surgery in Australia and New Zealand for 45 years. We represent around 300 comprehensively qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeons in the region. We are committed to making sure you receive the best advice, find an appropriately qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon and experience world-class treatment before, during and after your surgery.

Why is it important to choose a specialist plastic surgeon? Because previously anyone in Australia and New Zealand with a medical degree could call themselves a cosmetic surgeon. As a consumer, this exposes you to a huge range of doctors with extremely varied surgical training and experience.

Legislation to protect the title ‘surgeon’ was passed in Australia on 13th September 2023. This change means that a medical practitioner can only use the title of ‘surgeon’ (including ‘cosmetic surgeon’) if they are registered and completed training in one of the following recognised specialties: surgery, ophthalmology, obstetrics, gynaecology.

ASAPS can offer the guidance you need to choose a surgeon with plastic/cosmetic surgery experience and appropriate qualifications. ASAPS Members have eight to 12 years of specialist surgical training beyond their medical degree. Surgeons with this level of training are easy to identify because they have FRACS after their name. 

*FRACS are AMC or MCNZ accredited specialist surgeons whose education, training, professional qualifications, surgical competence and ethical conduct are reviews and are consistent with the high standards of RACS. FRACS is a symbol of excellence that you can trust – RACS (Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

All ASAPS members work with anaesthetists they know and trust, performing surgery in reputable hospitals and clinics. Each of our members is committed to helping you achieve your plastic/cosmetic goals in a safe and caring environment, every step of the way.


World-class standards require world-class FRACS qualified surgeons


ASAPS is managed by a governing Board, made up of highly experienced specialist plastic surgeons.

Timothy Edwards


Robert Sheen

Immediate Past President

Amira Sanki

Vice President

Lily Vrtik

Honorary Treasurer

Scott Ingram

Honorary Treasurer

Cameron Keating

Board Member & Chair of Education

Jesse Kenton-Smith

Board Member

Frank Lin

Board Member

Damian Marucci

Board Member

Make an informed decision about your plastic/cosmetic surgery. Choose the excellence of a Specialist Plastic Surgeon.