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 »

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 »

So, Are Radiofrequency Treatments Really Safe?

Posted: November 16, 2020
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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 »