The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS) announced the Cosmetic Surgery Patient Safety certification, a new way for patients to identify a cosmetic surgeon with a particular focus on safety. "While all of our board-certified cosmetic surgeons are already required to understand and meet high safety standards, this added credential shows patients the surgeon has gone above and beyond in prioritizing safety matters," says Wilbur Hah, M.D., Texas cosmetic surgeon and president of the board.
Board certified cosmetic surgeons must pass a specialized patient safety exam along with fellowship training and other exams to become they completed to become a board-certified cosmetic surgeon to display the safety page. To find a surgeon with Cosmetic Surgery Patient Safety certification, patients can look for the CSPS badge on a board certified cosmetic surgeon's ABCS member profile, on their social media or website, or at their practice."Choosing a board-certified cosmetic surgeon with extensive experience, the highest level of training, and very safe practices is within reach. Once patients realize that, they will settle for nothing less," says Hah.