S. Alexander Earle, MD, FACS, of Pure Plastic Surgery Miami, has been accepted into the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. The professional organization is comprised of plastic surgeons who demonstrate the highest standard of training, surgical expertise, and ethics in aesthetic medicine. Only about one-quarter of all American Board of Plastic Surgery certified surgeons have been given Aesthetic Society membership. More than 2,600 board-certified plastic surgeons currently are members.

In the United States, plastic surgeons who are both board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and possess significant plastic surgery procedural experience are considered for membership. Credentials are scrutinized, including medical licensure, training background, legal history, hospital affiliations, advertising campaigns, and peer reviews.

“The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery includes the most highly-esteemed plastic surgeons worldwide, and I am genuinely honored to be selected as a member,” says Earle. “Joining ASAPS will allow me to engage with the latest research and innovation in the aesthetic plastic surgery specialty—a privilege that ultimately benefits patients in terms of surgical techniques and technology.”

After completing the admissions process for Aesthetic Society membership, a plastic surgeon must continue to work throughout their practice to maintain the ASAPS affiliation. Ongoing requirements include participation in accredited continuing medical education, regular attendance at national meetings, and adherence to the ethics and standards of the organization.