ASPS issues media updates from time to time on topical issues relating to patient safety and plastic surgery care. Journalists can also download the Media Resource Kit which contains frequently asked questions and common myths and facts.

Associated Organisations

Australasian Foundation for Plastic Surgery

Australasian Foundation for Plastic Surgery Limited (the Foundation) is the philanthropic and charitable arm of its two member organisations – Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons and the New Zealand Association of Plastic Surgeons. Our vision is to harness the philanthropic spirit and unique knowledge of Specialist Plastic Surgeons to deliver innovative and sustainable projects that provide tangible benefits to patients and their communities.

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), formed in 1927, is a non-profit organisation training surgeons and maintaining surgical standards in Australia and New Zealand. The College’s purpose is to be the unifying force for surgery in Australia and New Zealand, with FRACS standing for excellence in surgical care.

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

The American Society of Plastic surgeons is the largest plastic surgery specialty organisation in the world. Founded in 1931, the Society is composed of more than 7,000 physician members and represents more than 94 percent of all board-certified plastic surgeons in the United States who perform cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons is proud to be a sister organisation to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Australian and New Zealand Society of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons

The Australian and New Zealand Society of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons is the key membership society for surgeons with a focus or interest in craniomaxillofacial surgery. ASPS is proud to provide secretariat services for the society.

Better Health Channel

The Better Health Channel provides health and medical information to help individuals and their communities improve their health and wellbeing. Information on the Better Health Channel is provided to help people stay healthy or understand and manage their health and medical conditions. It does not replace care provided by medical practitioners and other qualified health professionals.The Better Health Channel was established in May 1999 by the Victorian (Australia) State Government.

Industry Partners

ASPS collaborates with a range of preferred industry partners. These include:


The medical defence organisation and medical indemnity insurance provider that offers benefits for our members.

Charity Partners

Interplast Australia

Interplast Australia & New Zealand sends teams of volunteer reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgeons, anaesthetists and nurses to developing countries in the Asia Pacific Region to provide free medical treatment and training.

International Collaboration

International Confederation of Plastics Surgery Societies

ICOPLAST was formed during the XXI Ibero-Latin American Congress of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Punta del Este, Uruguay in March 2016. Formally launched by sixty-two founding societies representing over 25,000 aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgeons, ICOPLAST does not belong to any continent, region or country but supports plastic surgeons worldwide.

International Collaboration of Breast Registry Activities (ICOBRA)

The International Collaboration of Breast Device Registry Activities (ICOBRATM) was developed to establish an internationally agreed and comparable minimum data set, made up of standardised and epidemiologically sound data that reflect global best practice. Contributing countries and organisations consist of national plastic and reconstructive surgery societies, national health services and national health regulatory agencies. At the heart of the ICOBRATM concept is the core ethic and commitment to improving patient outcomes.

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