What You Need to Know About the New FDA Breast Implant Guidelines

Posted: December 8, 2021
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On October 27th, 2021, the FDA announced new breast implant safety guidelines for both manufacturers and surgeons. These guidelines are intended to enhance patient safety, increase transparency around the potential risks and side effects of breast implants, and ensure patients provide informed consent before receiving implants. With concerns over breast Read More »

American Board of Cosmetic Surgery Holds 2020 and 2021 Exams Virtually

Posted: November 5, 2021
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The annual certifying exam for cosmetic surgeons has been securely and successfully adapted to the virtual space for two years running Chicago, Illinois, November 2, 2021—The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS) held its annual new member certifying exam virtually for the second year in a row. The exam supports Read More »

Here’s What You Need to Know About Restylane Contour and Revance’s DAXI, the Two Newest Cosmetic Injectables

Posted: July 30, 2021
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Two new cosmetic injectables—Restylane Contour® and Revance’s Botox-like neuromodulator, DaxibotulinumtoxinA®—are set to make waves in the aesthetics community this year. With the demand for dermal fillers and neurotoxins continuing to rise, these products may play a role in advancing the efficacy of cosmetic injections. From how they work and what Read More »

Laser Skin Resurfacing: Top 8 Things You Need to Know

Posted: March 17, 2021
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Overview What is laser skin resurfacing? 1. When should I have laser skin resurfacing? 2. Treatments may hurt—or they may not 3. Having darker skin does not necessarily preclude you from laser resurfacing 4. It makes a difference who performs your laser skin resurfacing treatments 5. Certain medications or conditions Read More »

What is breast implant rippling?

Posted: March 9, 2021
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Breast implants are the foundation of beautiful breast augmentation results, but the illusion of ample natural cleavage can be compromised if your implants are not chosen and placed with the utmost care, or if you have a complication. One largely avoidable problem is the appearance of visible implant edges beneath Read More »

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 »