Annual Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

This society will be holding its annual meeting from May 2 – 7, and Dr. Silverton will be attending. This is the premier society for cosmetic plastic surgery in the world. Membership has strict rigorous requirements. To be a member the candidate has to satisfy all the following criteria;

Must be a plastic surgeon
Must be Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Must already be a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Must concentrate the majority of their surgery on cosmetic surgery
Must maintain the highest ethical standards
Must be sponsored by two existing members
Must have completed at least 3 years of practice after certification

Only about one quarter of plastic surgeons meet these qualifications. Dr Silverton is a member. The society regularly puts on educational meetings and sponsors research in cosmetic surgery. It serves the public interest by promoting patient safety, and provides accurate and timely information of interest about cosmetic surgery to the news media. It also compiles annual statistics of cosmetic procedures done.