Why You Should Be Certified by the ABCS

May 3, 2016 |
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Put yourself in the shoes of a patient about to have cosmetic surgery. It’s very likely that there are specific things you would want to see in a potential surgeon, such as: Board certification reflecting the appropriate experience, education, and training Comprehensive training in cosmetic surgery procedures Experience performing a… Read More »

Featured ABCS Diplomate: Dr. Maria Lombardo

December 16, 2015 |
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The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery is composed of an incredibly thoughtful, talented, and accomplished group of cosmetic surgeons. Recently, we had the opportunity to sit down and learn a bit more about Dr. Maria Lombardo, our featured diplomate for November. Dr. Lombardo has a great passion for the artistic,… Read More »

The ABCS Supports the #ILookLikeASurgeon Campaign

September 23, 2015 |

What do you picture when you think of a cosmetic surgeon? This summer a wonderful thing happened: surgeons, namely female surgeons, started Tweeting images of themselves to promote the idea that our medical community is evolving and becoming more diverse—and the #ILookLikeASurgeon hashtag was born. Here at the American Board… 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 »

ABCS President Dr. Samir Pancholi Discusses Addiction to Body Modification

August 21, 2015 |

American Board of Cosmetic surgery president and Las Vegas cosmetic surgeon Dr. Samir Pancholi was recently interviewed by the Las Vegas Review Journal regarding obsessive body modification. Focusing on how addictive body modification can take the form of excessive cosmetic surgery, Dr. Pancholi discussed body dysmorphic disorder and how to… Read More »

Dr. Mitchell Kaye Recalls Life-Changing Patient Experiences

July 20, 2015 |
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We recently sat down with Dr. Mitchell Kaye to hear about the more emotional side of being a cosmetic surgeon. Keep reading to hear more about Dr. Kaye’s experience helping underprivileged burn victims in Columbia. What is one of the most gratifying parts of being a cosmetic surgeon? I have… Read More »

Figurative Sculpture and the Cosmetic Surgeon

June 12, 2015 |
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It’s not a coincidence that many practicing cosmetic surgeons have a background in art, which classically includes studying the human figure via drawing and sculpture. To successfully create a beautiful work of art, it’s important to have a rich understanding of human anatomy—and this holds true for both art and… Read More »

Congratulations New ABCS Diplomates!

April 24, 2015 |

Another year has passed, and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery is pleased to welcome our recently board certified cosmetic surgeons! These surgeons have shown an unrivaled passion and commitment to cosmetic surgery. Prior to being accepted into an accredited cosmetic surgery fellowship training program, all of our surgeons graduated… Read More »

Featured ABCS Diplomate: Dr. Michael Thornton

April 22, 2015 |
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The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery is comprised of an incredibly talented and accomplished group of cosmetic surgeons, and we recently had the opportunity to speak with one of them—our featured diplomate for April, Dr. Michael Thornton. Dr. Thornton has a great passion for cosmetic surgery and holds three total… Read More »

An Open Letter to NewBeauty Magazine: Stop Misleading the Public

February 9, 2015 |
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Dear NewBeauty, In theory, we are on the same side of a critical issue: the importance of choosing a qualified surgeon to perform a cosmetic procedure. However, we must take issue with your recent article, “Not All Doctors Are The Same,” (NewBeauty, Winter/Spring 2015, p.194). The article contained factual inaccuracies,… Read More »