Established in 1999, the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery (ACCS) is a not-for-profit, multi-disciplinary fellowship based body of general surgical practitioners, Cosmetic Surgery Practitioners, plastic surgical practitioners, maxillofacial surgical practitioners, dermatologists, ear nose and throat surgical practitioners, ophthalmologists and other doctors and health care practitioners who practice in cosmetic medicine and surgery.
The primary goal of the ACCSM is to ensure the safe provision of cosmetic medicine and cosmetic surgical procedures to the Australian general community through the supply of appropriately trained and certified health care practitioners.
The ACCSM is the only medical college which provides education and training leading to fellowship specifically in cosmetic medicine and surgery. Fellows of the College are medical doctors who have completed post-graduate education and training and demonstrated competency specifically in cosmetic medicine and surgery. To become an ACCSM Fellow(FACCSM (Surg)), doctors must typically complete a minimum of 12 years of medical and surgical education and training.