The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) announces that applications are currently being accepted for July 2024 cohort positions for two types of AACS-certified fellowship training programs. Applications will be distributed to program directors for consideration on Feb 15, 2023.

AACS officials say that AACS-certified cosmetic surgery fellowships are the only cosmetic surgery training programs that fully prepare physicians for a career in cosmetic surgery, offering real world, hands-on experience for surgeons interested in this field with the opportunity to train alongside top cosmetic surgeons

Offered in general cosmetic surgery and facial cosmetic surgery, these fellowships are post–residency programs involving advanced education and hands-on training in the art of general cosmetic surgery and facial cosmetic surgery respectively.

Under the general cosmetic surgery-certified fellowship, training fellows work alongside or serve as direct assistant in an average of 800-1,400 cosmetic surgery procedures involving the body and extremities, breast, and skin, as well as non-surgical cosmetic procedures like neuromodulators and fillers.

Moreover, through the facial cosmetic surgery-certified fellowship, training fellows work alongside or directly assist in hundreds of major facial cosmetic procedures, including blepharoplasty, rhytidectomy, and rhinoplasty, as well as procedures like brow lifts, skin resurfacing, liposuction, chemical peel, hair transplantation, fat transfer, and facial implants, among others.

The AACS-certified cosmetic surgery fellowship application can be found here.

Interested applicants should review the specific program guidelines before submitting applications as follows: