Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open

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About the Society

​​​​​​​​​​​​​The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world. Founded in l93l, the society is composed of board-certified plastic surgeons who perform cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. The mission of ASPS is to advance quality care to plastic surgery patients by encouraging high standards of training, ethics, physician practice and research in plastic surgery. The society advocates for patient safety, such as encouraging its members to operate in surgical facilities that have passed rigorous external review of equipment a​​nd staffing. The society works in concert with the Plastic Surgery Foundation (PSF), founded in 1948, which supports research and educational programs for plastic surgeons.


Associated Societies 

PRS Global Open is an Official Organ of ICOPLAST, the International Confederation of Plastic 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. Learn more at  Read featured ICOPLAST papers in PRS Global Open.​ 


PRS Global Open is an Official Organ of the Migraine Surgery Society. The Migraine Surgery Society (MSS) is the premier think-tank of experts that define and shape the field of migraine surgery. It is a forum for physicians, patients and researchers interested in migraine surgery with the goal to encourage a dialogue between groups, exchange clinical experience and collaborate on research. Learn more at​​. Read featured MSS papers in PRS Global Open (coming soon!).


Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (SESPRS)

PRS Global Open is an Official Organ of the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (SESPRS).  The SESPRS aims to promote the art of plastic surgery by innovation and research. Through consideration to both the practical and scientific aspects of plastic surgery the society is aligned with its motto "Beauty and Function." Learn more at . Read featured SESPRS papers in PRS Global Open (coming soon!).​


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