The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery is the only certifying board that exclusively tests a surgeon's knowledge and experience in cosmetic surgery.
This is a board dedicated to the specialty of cosmetic surgery and the patients who choose to have this elective surgery. The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery is designed for extraordinary surgeons that must already possess at least one recognized board certificate before they can even be considered to potentially take the rigorous written and oral exams required by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.
Diplomates of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery demonstrate the highest standards of training, knowledge and expertise, while promoting the safe and ethical practice of the specialty of cosmetic surgery. Many doctors of various competing boards may try to claim superiority for one reason or another over the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, yet, the truth is, that most cosmetic or plastic surgeons do not qualify to take our board exam because of the very strict qualifications they must meet.
Because no other board tests an individual exclusively in cosmetic surgery, the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery prides itself as being the highest standard of measure for this specialty.