The Plastic Surgery Foundation
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Benefits of TOPS

TOPS information benefits the participating physician and the plastic surgery specialty as a practice management tool in clinical research, advocacy, and communication with the media and the public.

Practice Management Tool

  • Individual and peer group comparison
  • National benchmarks for practice patterns
  • Reports on practice demographics


  • Provides valid data necessary to effectively respond to onerous state and federal regulations
  • Provides valid data to demonstrate the quality of health care provided by board-certified plastic surgeons vs. the competition

Communication with Media and the Public

  • Provides continuing valid procedural statistics to the media
  • Supports the branding of the ASPS logo as the symbol of excellence in plastic surgery

Clinical Research

  • Develop evidence-based patient care parameters
  • Conduct multi-center clinical trials
  • Monitor clinical outcomes and emerging trends

Continuous Certification

TOPS Publications