Why You Should Be Certified by the ABCS

May 3, 2016 |
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Put yourself in the shoes of a patient about to have cosmetic surgery. It’s very likely that there are specific things you would want to see in a potential surgeon, such as: Board certification reflecting the appropriate experience, education, and training Comprehensive training in cosmetic surgery procedures Experience performing a… Read More »

The ABCS Supports the #ILookLikeASurgeon Campaign

September 23, 2015 |

What do you picture when you think of a cosmetic surgeon? This summer a wonderful thing happened: surgeons, namely female surgeons, started Tweeting images of themselves to promote the idea that our medical community is evolving and becoming more diverse—and the #ILookLikeASurgeon hashtag was born. Here at the American Board… Read More »

Who Should You Choose for Your Cosmetic Surgery? The International Business Times Weighs In

September 17, 2015 |

The International Business Times recently explored the financial, educational, and ethical factors behind an ongoing debate in their article “Medical Turf Wars: Plastic Surgeons Clash With Other Doctors About Who Can Perform Liposuction And Tummy Tucks.” Understanding the Issue The article covers the “state-by-state battle” that’s occurring within the medical… Read More »

Featured ABCS Diplomate: Dr. Michael Thornton

April 22, 2015 |
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The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery is comprised of an incredibly talented and accomplished group of cosmetic surgeons, and we recently had the opportunity to speak with one of them—our featured diplomate for April, Dr. Michael Thornton. Dr. Thornton has a great passion for cosmetic surgery and holds three total… Read More »

An Open Letter to NewBeauty Magazine: Stop Misleading the Public

February 9, 2015 |
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Dear NewBeauty, In theory, we are on the same side of a critical issue: the importance of choosing a qualified surgeon to perform a cosmetic procedure. However, we must take issue with your recent article, “Not All Doctors Are The Same,” (NewBeauty, Winter/Spring 2015, p.194). The article contained factual inaccuracies,… Read More »

3 Facts About Cosmetic Surgery and Board Certification

December 1, 2014 |
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A simple Google search about cosmetic surgery board certification returns millions of results—and not all of it is accurate. Wading through the information can be overwhelming, but understanding what being board certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS) really means is essential when choosing a surgeon to perform… Read More »