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 »

3 Facts About Cosmetic Surgery and Board Certification

December 1, 2014 |
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A simple Google search about cosmetic surgery board certification returns millions of results—and not all of it is accurate. Wading through the information can be overwhelming, but understanding what being board certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS) really means is essential when choosing a surgeon to perform… Read More »

Welcome to the New ABCS Website

July 30, 2014 |
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At the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, we pride ourselves on setting the highest standards for excellence in all aspects of cosmetic surgery practice and patient care. This includes an unwavering commitment to patient education. Our goal isn’t just to tell you about cosmetic surgery, but to provide you with… Read More »

Dr. Robert H. Burke and Erchonia Corporation Announce Collaboration in a Pilot Study

August 13, 2013 |
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Dr. Robert H. Burke and Erchonia corporation announce their research collaboration in a pilot study to evaluate the effectiveness of the Erchonia® TMJ Laser, manufactured by Erchonia Corporation, in providing temporary relief of the symptoms of jaw pain and reduced jaw function associated with temporomandibular joint disorders. The actual clinical research aspect… Read More »

New ABCS Candidates

June 10, 2013 |
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The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS) is pleased to announce 54 candidates have submitted applications to challenge the ABCS Annual Certifying Examination scheduled for October 20, 2013 in Dallas, Texas at the ABOG testing center. Candidates must first achieve certification from one of seven “core” boards recognized or deemed equivalent of the… Read More »