How to Become a Member

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. Proof of membership in good standing with one of the following: The Aesthetic Society, ASPS, AAFPRS, AAO-HNS, ISAPS, or the equivalent foreign national society.
  5. A recent 24-month rhinoplasty operative log supporting experience in rhinoplasty, averaging at least thirty cases per year. **NOTE: The Membership Committee will allow for 10% of these cases (3 per year or 6 per 24-month period) to be non-surgical rhinoplasty procedures.
  6. Sponsorship by two Active members.
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 one of the following: The Aesthetic Society, ASPS, AAFPRS, AAO-HNS, ISAPS, or the equivalent foreign national society.
  5. Sponsorship of 2 Active members.
Associate Membership Application
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 one of the following: The Aesthetic Society, ASPS, AAFPRS, AAO-HNS, ISAPS, or the equivalent foreign national society.
Corresponding Membership Application Rhinoplasty Society Europe Application

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:
    1. The Aesthetic Society
    2. ASPS
    3. AAFPRS
    4. ISAPS
    5. Equivalent Foreign National Society

Application Deadline

All application materials must be received by the executive office by February 28 for the applicant to be considered for admission to membership at the annual meeting in the spring of 2024.

Membership Application

Membership applications for 2024 are now closed. Applications will re-open in July for the 2025 membership year, and the deadline for 2025 membership applications will be December 31st, 2024.