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Boards & Societies

American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)

“The mission of the ABPS is to promote safe, ethical, efficacious plastic surgery to the public by maintaining high standards for the education, examination, certification and recertification of plastic surgeons as specialists and subspecialists.”

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)

“The mission of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Inc., is to advance the science, art, and safe practice of aesthetic plastic surgery among qualified plastic surgeons through support and direction of medical education and research, sponsorship of scientific meetings and dissemination of information on current aesthetic surgical techniques; to promote and encourage the highest standards of ethical conduct and responsible patient care among aesthetic plastic surgeons; to serve the public interest by providing accurate and timely information regarding aesthetic plastic surgery and promoting patient safety; and to advance the medical profession and assure that aesthetic surgery maintains its proper place within the specialty of plastic surgery.”

American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

“The ASPS was established over 75 years ago and is the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world. ASPS Member Surgeons have more than six years of surgical training and experience, with at least three years specifically in plastic surgery.”

American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS)

“The vision of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery is to be the world’s preeminent resource for biomedical laser and other energy based technologies research, education and clinical knowledge.”

Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons

“The Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (SESPRS) is committed to maintaining professional excellence in the specialty through quality education. The Society recognizes the breadth of the specialty and that the educational needs of its Members are varied. Our strategy to improve surgeon competence and patient outcome in our Membership is reflected in educational meeting content.”

American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities

“The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. was established in 1980 to develop an accreditation program to standardize and improve the quality of medical and surgical care in ambulatory surgery facilities while assuring the public of high standards for patient care and safety in an accredited facility.”

Collier County Medical Society

“CCMS was founded in 1957 with 10 physician members. Over the past 50 years, the Medical Society has grown to over 500 physicians representing all specialties. Our members practice in Naples, Marco Island, Immokalee and Bonita Springs and are dedicated to bringing quality health care to the citizens of Collier County.”

Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons

“The Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons (FSPS) has been helping to make safe, high-quality plastic surgery available in the state of Florida for more than half a century. Established in 1956, the society’s membership base includes more than 200 reputable, board-certified plastic surgeons.”

“Since its founding in 2006, RealSelf has created the world’s largest community for learning and sharing information about cosmetic surgery, dermatology, dentistry, and other elective treatments.” RealSelf is an online question and answer site that provides information to help people make the right health and beauty choices. The doctors on RealSelf are personally invited and chosen based on training, board certification, and experience. RealSelf has been recognized by several medical associations for its advocacy of patient safety, ethics, and their doctor participation standards.