When you’re looking for a plastic surgeon, make sure he or she displays the twin arcs that form the logo of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). While you might accept “generic” substitutes in your weekly grocery shopping, when you’re dealing with the future of your body, you don’t want to cut corners. The ASPS symbol of excellence is the sign to look for when you are searching for a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). While other physicians may practice cosmetic surgery, not all may display this prestigious symbol. In order to become an ASPS member, a plastic surgeon must be certified by the ABPS medical board or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Only ASPS members are allowed to display the twin arcs. The two arcs that are almost, but never quite touching, represent the plastic surgeon’s quest for perfection in molding the human form. It is the symbol of searching for the ideal, of striving for beauty. It’s the symbol of excellence in plastic surgery. Look for it. View our surgeons’ bios to see their credentials.