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

ASAPS has been one of the peak bodies for cosmetic surgery in Australia and New Zealand for 40 years. We represent 300 comprehensively qualified Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons in the region. We are committed to making sure you receive the best advice, find an appropriately qualified Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon and experience world-class treatment before, during and after your surgery.

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

ASAPS can offer the guidance you need to choose a surgeon with outstanding 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.

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


We believe that best-practice cosmetic surgery is performed by Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.

Building on a foundation of integrity, care and compassion, at ASAPS our overriding focus is patient safety and successful cosmetic surgery outcomes.

With the growth of the cosmetic surgery industry there has been a surge of doctors calling themselves cosmetic doctors, cosmetic physicians or cosmetic surgeons. Unfortunately, many of these doctors are not Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and their training is not recognised by the Medical Board of Australia, Medical Council of New Zealand or the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

An Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS). A FRACS is necessary to gain specialist recognition as a surgeon in Australia and New Zealand.

At ASAPS, we are dedicated to upholding the highest standards in the cosmetic surgery field and committed to educating the wider public about the significant benefits of having their cosmetic surgery performed by an Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon.


ASAPS is managed by a governing Board, made up of highly experienced Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. The Board’s primary role is to uphold the highest standards and advance the field of cosmetic surgery.

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How we give back

ASAPS members are passionate about using their skills and experience to give back to the community.

For this reason, ASAPS is proud to sponsor Interplast Australia and New Zealand. Interplast sends teams of volunteer plastic and reconstructive surgeons, anaesthetists, nurses and allied health professionals to provide life-changing surgery and medical training in 17 countries across the Asia Pacific region.

Be smart about your cosmetic surgery. Choose the excellence of a Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon.

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