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We are the only medical board certifying facial cosmetic specialists.

The American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgeons (ABFCS) tests and certifies facial cosmetic surgeons in aesthetic procedures for the head, face, and neck. Our mission is to help patients safely achieve attractive results by identifying highly trained facial surgeons who uphold the highest standards of patient safety and practice with meticulous surgical artistry.

Why does ABFCS certification matter?

Cosmetic surgery has experienced exponential growth in recent decades, attracting many skilled surgeons to the field — but not all providers can be trusted. Because the government does not regulate what medical procedures a doctor or surgeon can perform, any doctor can legally market themselves as a facial cosmetic surgeon. 

When you choose a provider for a cosmetic facial procedure, the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery badge signifies that you will be in the hands of a specialist who has devoted a significant portion of their training and practice to the nuances of facial aesthetics.

Our surgeons meet the highest benchmarks for facial cosmetics.

We certify cosmetic surgeons exclusively in facial aesthetics and take pride in this distinction. Board-certified facial cosmetic surgeons are specially trained in the full range of sought-after facial surgery procedures, including blepharoplasty (eyelid lift), rhytidectomy (facelift), and rhinoplasty (nose reshaping), providing stunning results throughout the face and neck.

Our diplomates are also trained in non-surgical methodologies, and many offer a full range of non- and minimally-invasive procedures for the face and neck, including injectable neurotoxins and dermal fillers. Choosing an ABFCS-certified cosmetic surgeon for these non-surgical procedures will help ensure you receive medically sound treatment with the anatomical knowledge, aesthetic sense, and precision of a surgeon.