The ABCS Celebrates Patient Safety Awareness Week

Posted: March 5, 2021
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This Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 14-20, 2021), the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery wants to share our dedication to the safe practice of cosmetic surgery. As a standard-bearer for cosmetic surgery patient safety, not only do we certify fellowship-trained cosmetic surgeons, but we also strive to inform the public,… Read More »

Recommendations from Cosmetic Surgeons About Lasers for People of Color

Posted: December 14, 2020
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Lasers have been evolving as an aesthetic technology for many years, and they are now one of the prime ways to smooth blemishes and blotchy texture, diminish the appearance of scars, and firm and tighten the skin. But people of color should exercise caution when seeking laser skin treatments because… Read More »

Life During (and After) Fellowship Training with the ABCS: What You Can Expect

Posted: December 14, 2020
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For surgeons looking to pursue cosmetic surgery, experience in this speciality can be long-awaited and hard to come by during residency training in a hospital setting. There is, however, a focused way to train in cosmetic surgery: the rigorous AACS-certified post-residency fellowship training in cosmetic medicine. This program not only… Read More »

This Post Will Change How You Think About Cosmetic Surgery

Posted: December 7, 2020
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When cosmetic surgery comes up as a topic of conversation, people are bound to react in a myriad of ways. Some might say, “I love my cosmetic surgeon—here’s their business card,” while others may dismiss cosmetics altogether, arguing that people should just accept themselves as they are. Thankfully, more and… Read More »

The ABCs of Cosmetic Surgery: Body Contouring Terms to Know

Posted: October 2, 2020
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Body contouring is a broad term that includes many technologies and surgical techniques. If you’re considering reshaping your contours, it’s likely you’ve also come across some specialized terms that cosmetic surgeons use to discuss body contouring procedures. We’ve created this glossary to help you decode the words and phrases you’ll… Read More »

Can an Injectable Treat Cellulite? The ABCS Has the Details on QWO™, the New Injectable that Promises to Smooth Cellulite in the Buttocks

Posted: August 14, 2020
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It’s been years since a new cellulite treatment has been FDA-approved, and of the existing treatments, all can promise only temporary results. This is why everyone is talking about QWO (a.k.a. collagenase clostridium histolyticum-aaes), a new treatment that recently received FDA approval to treat cellulite in the buttocks of women…. Read More »

Are Virtual Consults the Future of Cosmetic Medicine?

Posted: July 23, 2020
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The healthcare industry has undergone some swift changes over the last few months. In an effort to minimize the spread of COVID-19, alleviate the burden of underprepared hospitals, and protect communities, physicians have adapted their protocols with patient safety in mind—and the availability, accessibility, and popularity of telehealth have increased… Read More »