The ABCS Celebrates Patient Safety Awareness Week

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 »

Are Virtual Consults the Future of Cosmetic Medicine?

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 »

So, What Does Physician Board Certification Actually Mean?

February 7, 2019 |
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Last time you chose a new doctor, what did you look for? Chances are you read patient reviews or got a referral from a friend or coworker to make sure the doctor had a good reputation. Maybe you also wanted someone close to home. At the very least, you probably… Read More »

Why You Should Care if Your Surgeon Operates in an Accredited Surgical Facility

July 6, 2018 |
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You’ve finally decided to get that tummy tuck, and you’re diligently researching cosmetic surgeons to find the perfect doc. You’re scrutinizing each doctor’s training, experience, patient reviews, and before and after photos—but have you thought about where they operate? When it comes to a safe, successful cosmetic surgery experience, a… Read More »

7 Things to Look for During Your Cosmetic Consultation

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 »

Who Should You Choose for Your Cosmetic Surgery? The International Business Times Weighs In

September 17, 2015 |

The International Business Times recently explored the financial, educational, and ethical factors behind an ongoing debate in their article “Medical Turf Wars: Plastic Surgeons Clash With Other Doctors About Who Can Perform Liposuction And Tummy Tucks.” Understanding the Issue The article covers the “state-by-state battle” that’s occurring within the medical… Read More »

When Should You Choose a Cosmetic Surgeon?

October 16, 2014 |
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If you are considering elective surgery to enhance your appearance or correct an abnormality, perhaps you’ve wondered whether you should find a cosmetic surgeon or a plastic surgeon to perform your procedure. Becoming educated about your options and learning the difference between a cosmetic surgeon and a plastic surgeon are… Read More »