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We are committed to assisting patients who choose to undergo cosmetic surgery. If you're considering a procedure, use the resources on this site to learn about topics like the following:

  • Board Certification and why it matters
  • How to choose a cosmetic Surgeon
  • How to locate a Board Certified cosmetic surgeon
  • Understanding this unique subspecialty of medicine
  • Knowing the difference between cosmetic and plastic surgery

 

Understanding the Subspecialty that is Cosmetic Surgery

 

Board Certification

With our strict qualifications, rigorous examinations and ongoing assessments, the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery is the highest standard of measure for this specialty.

No other certifying board exclusively tests knowledge and experience in cosmetic surgery - the enhancement of appearance through surgical and medical techniques.  Furthermore, candidates must already possess at least one recognized board certificate before they can even be considered for certification through the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.

Is your surgeon certified?

 

How to Locate and Choose a Cosmetic Surgeon

Patients often build long-term professional relationships with their cosmetic surgeon, returning periodically to maintain a certain appearance standard. Relationships like these are advantageous for many reasons. To find a cosmetic surgeon that you can trust and depend on for long-term care, follow the guidelines we have outlined on Choosing a Cosmetic Surgeon.

Our members can be found across the entire United States. Use our directory or search function to locate a cosmetic surgeon in your area.