Welcome to the California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (CACS)!

The CACS provides educational and advocacy resources to all interested physicians. The goal of the CACS is to assure optimal and safe patient care in the field of cosmetic medical and surgical treatment. The CACS functions as an information source and liaison between the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the California Medical Board (CMB) in medical regulatory and equivalency matters.

In this role, the CACS has been involved in patient safety issues (e.g. liposuction guidelines), legislative issues (e.g. office surgical suite accreditation), and regulatory processes (e.g. Board Certification Equivalency issues). The CACS continues to monitor state legislative activities and foster positive relationships within local and California State government offices and agencies.

The CACS provides a venue and platform to teach other eager Cosmetic Surgeons “what one does best” and assists in establishing individual member physicians as an experts within their aesthetic sub-specialty. The CACS environment helps its members develop a very close personal friendship with other Cosmetic Surgeons that they can depend on professionally.

The CACS will keep member Cosmetic Surgeons informed of all political battles in California and actively fight through lobby representation, for our right to practice Cosmetic Surgery.

The CACS provides an opportunity for all it’s members to advance within the organization and pursue leadership positions by getting involved.

The CACS is recognized by both the ABCS & the AACS with regular discussions with CACS leaders.

The CACS is open to all worthy physicians interested in Cosmetic Surgery & Medicine. Join the CACS now.

The CACS Annual Scientific Meeting and quarterly Live Surgery Workshops on well selected Cosmetic Surgery topics is a relevant way to stay educated in new aesthetic concepts while reviewing time-tested techniques in Cosmetic Surgery.

On January 20, 1998 the California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery was incorporated in the state of California.

The founders believed the principal objectives of the California Academy were to foster, promote, support, augment, develop and encourage the science and art of cosmetic surgery.

The California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery is an independent organization, recognized as a nonprofit entity by the Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code. The California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery has an independent set of officers, a board of trustees, and an executive director who manage, maintain, and set policy for the Board. The Board has evolved over the last few decades to keep up with the latest trends in cosmetic surgery while maintaining the highest standards.