How to Stay Safe When Traveling for Cosmetic Surgery

Posted: April 6, 2018
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Fly to an exotic location, relax in a lush resort for a few days, and come home with brand new breasts, a slimmer tummy, or a more youthful face—all for a bargain price. What could possibly go wrong? A lot can go wrong, if you’re not careful. While medical tourism,… Read More »

Why are Men Having Cosmetic Surgery? Four ABCS Surgeons Weigh In

Posted: February 12, 2018
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Brotox. XeoMAN. Daddy do-overs. The conversation around cosmetic surgery has been changing, as more men look to cosmetic surgery to help them achieve or maintain a refined, fit appearance—and the statistics back it up: according to the American Academy for Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, a society that includes many… Read More »

Say “Hello!” to Our New President, Dr. Alexander Sobel

Posted: January 12, 2018
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As we settle into the new year, there are a few exciting things happening with the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS)—one of which is the induction of our new President, Dr. Alexander Sobel! Dr. Sobel is taking over the position for Dr. Jacob Haiavy, who has faithfully served the… Read More »

How Do I Tell My Parents I Want a Breast Reduction?

Posted: December 19, 2017
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Having breasts that are too large for your body can be a literal pain. If you’re suffering from neck, back or shoulder aches, bra grooves or chafing—or if self-consciousness about your breast size is keeping you out of sports or social activities—you’re right that breast reduction surgery may alleviate these… Read More »

So, Are Radiofrequency Treatments Really Safe?

Posted: November 16, 2017
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With quick, comfortable treatment, zero downtime, and no scars, non-surgical skin tightening has become a popular way for patients to enhance their appearance and self-confidence without taking time for surgery and recovery. Radiofrequency, the technology used by Thermi, Exilis, Profound RF, Thermage, etc., has been used for non-surgical skin tightening… Read More »

Why Thinking “Off Season” is a Smart Approach to Cosmetic Enhancement

Posted: October 6, 2017
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When it’s high season for swimwear and shorts, eliminating love handles, tightening tummies, boosting busts, and zapping unwanted hair are at the forefront of many minds. We may promise ourselves, next year, I’ll do something about it. But, once fall arrives, it’s easy to throw on sweats and forget about… Read More »

Why Choose Fellowship Training in Cosmetic Surgery

Posted: September 9, 2017
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Medical school is a rigorous process that takes time, patience, and a heavy dose of enthusiasm. And for American Board of Cosmetic Surgery diplomates, the process can be even more arduous. But as many of our board certified cosmetic surgeons will agree, it is totally worth it. The Aesthetic Channel… Read More »

7 Things to Look for During Your Cosmetic Consultation

Posted: July 13, 2017
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No two patients’ cosmetic surgery experiences are exactly like, but there’s one part of the process that every patient has in common: the consultation. This necessary step in your cosmetic surgery process is also one of the most important. A consultation is your time to interview potential surgeons—and find one… Read More »