Full Membership Application

Membership Requirements

Active Membership:

For board-certified rhinoplasty surgeons in active practice for a minimum of three years.

Active membership shall be limited to surgeons who fulfill the following requirements:
  1. Persons who perform plastic surgery or facial plastic surgery and who are board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology, or an equivalent foreign examining board are eligible for membership in The Rhinoplasty Society.
  2. Three years of active practice in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, or otolaryngology/ENT.
  3. A profound interest in rhinoplasty and aesthetic surgery as documented to the satisfaction of the membership committee by the publication of articles in peer-reviewed journals as lead author, textbook chapters, or the teaching of rhinoplasty courses is required. Members in this category are expected to have made contributions that further the field of rhinoplasty. Under some circumstances, and at the recommendation of the membership committee, applicants may be recommended for active membership based on exceptional merit as demonstrated by contributions to teaching and writing, and societal contributions in aesthetic surgery.
  4. A recent 24-month rhinoplasty operative log supporting experience in rhinoplasty, averaging at least thirty cases per year.
  5. Sponsorship by two active members.
  6. Attendance at an annual meeting of The Rhinoplasty Society within the previous three years, to include the meeting of the applicant vote.
Associate Membership:

For board-certified rhinoplasty surgeons in active practice a minimum of three years who do not meet all criteria for active member status.

Associate membership will apply to rhinoplasty surgeons who satisfy the following requirements:
  1. Persons who perform plastic surgery or facial plastic surgery and who are board certified-equivalent in plastic surgery, facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology, or ENT through an international examining board are eligible for corresponding membership with The Rhinoplasty Society.
  2. Three years of experience in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, or otolaryngology/ENT.
  3. A recent 24-month rhinoplasty operative log supporting experience in rhinoplasty.
  4. Proof of membership in good standing with ASPS, ASAPS, ISPS, ISAPS, or the equivalent for otolaryngology/ENT-trained surgeons.
Corresponding Membership:

For those International surgeons in active practice a minimum of 3 years, who do not have 2 Active member sponsors.

Corresponding membership will apply to international rhinoplasty surgeons who satisfy the following requirements:
  1. Persons who perform plastic surgery or facial plastic surgery and who are Board Certified equivalent in Plastic Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, or ENT through an international examining board are eligible for Corresponding membership with The Rhinoplasty Society.
  2. Three years’ experience in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery or otolaryngology/ENT.
  3. Recent 24-month rhinoplasty operative log supporting experience in rhinoplasty.
  4. Proof of membership in good standing with ASPS, ASAPS, ISPS, ISAPS or equivalent for Otolaryngology/ENT trained surgeons.

Please note: The required documents below must be uploaded with the application. Be sure to have all documents ready to upload before you fill out the application as you cannot save it. Once you begin, it will need to be completed at that time.

  1. Full CV.
  2. Rhinoplasty surgery log: An excel file listing the patient ID (not the name – it can be the patient ID number or initials), date of surgery, and the title of surgery for the most recent 24 months.
  3. Summary sheet: (Download link) for the same 24-month period as the surgery log
  4. Copy of an active membership certificate from one of the following:
    • ASPS membership
    • AAFPRS membership
    • AAOHNS membership
    • Equivalent foreign national society
    • Corresponding applicants must show proof of membership with one of the following: ASPS, ISPS, ISAPS, or equivalent for OTO/ENT-trained surgeons.

Application Deadline

All application materials must be received by the executive office by December 31 for the applicant to be considered for admission to membership at the annual meeting in the spring of the following year. If you have not previously attended an annual meeting, you must attend the meeting when your application is up for voting by the membership.

Failure to attend will not stop the vote; however, your membership will not go into effect until such a time that you do attend an annual meeting. Please contact Jeanie Hodges at The Rhinoplasty Society office with any questions at 904-786-1377.

Membership Application