ASAPS (Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) is a combined Australian Specialist Plastic Surgery and New Zealand Society whose primary function is the promotion of excellence in Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Plastic Surgery.
Its members are all:
- Specialist Plastic Surgeons
- Registered in either New Zealand
or Australia with their respective medical boards as Specialists in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- Members of their respective countries Specialist Plastic Surgical Societies – either
- ASPS – Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons or
- NZAPS – New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons
- Maintaining a specialist interest in Cosmetic Surgery
The purpose of the ACSD is to foster, equalise access and improve training in cosmetic dermatology for all Australasian dermatologists and registrars and, more broadly, to share dermatologist’s expertise with other disciplines.
The primary goal is to provide a national focus for training in cosmetic dermatology, and advocacy for this work.
The Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia (CPCA) believes it is in a patient’s best interest to select only qualified and experienced doctors when considering a cosmetic procedure. CPCA members focus on providing Cosmetic Medicine so patients can rest assured they are being treated by an appropriately trained expert. It has been shown many times that improving one’s appearance can improve self esteem considerably. CPCA members know from experience what can be achieved through minimally invasive procedures.
We aim to provide the public with up- to-date information about Cosmetic Medicine and help them locate qualified doctors who specialise in cosmetic procedures.
Relevant training and experience are prerequisites for admission to the CPCA. The procedures available to practitioners are burgeoning and new medical and scientific research appears with ever-increasing regularity. We provide our members with the most up-to-date, relevant information, and it is a condition of membership of the CPCA that our doctors keep abreast of the latest medical and scientific advances.
We also liaise with health and ethics authorities to help ensure that regulations and guidelines keep pace with new technology and procedures. We also oversee a code of conduct and a self-regulatory framework to which all CPCA members must adhere.