American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

I'm a Plastic Surgeon. Why Should I Join ACS?

The American College of Surgeons is your professional association

Plastic SurgeryThe College’s top priority is providing value for its members. Become a member and take advantage of the following opportunities and resources for plastic surgeons. FACS indicates a commitment to quality and is well recognized by referring surgeons. (To learn more about the benefits relevant to your specialty, click on the flyer to the right.)

The Advisory Council for Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery serves as a liaison in the communication of information to and from the plastic surgery societies and the ACS Board of Regents. In addition, it advises the Board of Regents on policy matters and policy formations relating to ophthalmic surgery.

Surgical societies and organizations represented on the Advisory Council include:

  • American Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • ACS Board of Governors
  • ACS Board of Regents
  • American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Plastic Surgery Foundation
  • Plastic Surgery Research Council


There is strength in numbers, and the ACS membership includes over 3,500 plastic surgeons. Join the largest and strongest voice supporting surgeons in Congress and in front of important regulatory agencies, and gain the prestige of belonging to the American College of Surgeons, which promotes the highest ethical standards for professionalism, quality, and safety in surgery.

Select a Membership Category to start your application today.

Application deadline is December 1.

International Fellows
Application deadline is December 1.

Associate Fellows