Facial Cosmetic Fellowship

The post-residency facial cosmetic surgery fellowship program, certified by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS), is the most comprehensive fellowship available in facial aesthetics. It also qualifies surgeons to sit for the certifying board exam given by the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery (ABFCS). (Surgeons may also qualify with equivalent experience.)

Through their match process, the AACS places candidate surgeons with board-certified facial cosmetic surgeons in private practice. These program directors serve as mentors and educators, giving fellows applied training on topics from aesthetic principles to creating and running a cosmetic surgery practice. Importantly, surgeons receive hands-on training with cosmetic surgery patients, following many cases from initial consultation to post-operative care.

Once surgeons successfully complete this fellowship, they may sit for the ABFCS annual qualifying examinations.

The hands-on facial cosmetic fellowship allows you to focus your training and learn cutting-edge techniques.

With unparalleled hands-on training and extensive study in facial procedures, technologies, and aesthetic principles, this fellowship offers surgeons interested in focusing their practice a comprehensive path to becoming a fully qualified facial cosmetic surgeon.

As a fellow, you will serve as primary surgeon, direct assistant surgeon, or co-surgeon in 125+ procedures, including a minimum number of blepharoplasty (eyelid lift), rhinoplasty (nose reshaping), and rhytidectomy (facelift) procedures. You will also gain experience with the breadth of facial cosmetic procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, which are most commonly performed in cosmetic practices, such as:

  • Chemical peel
  • Skin resurfacing
  • Genioplasty
  • Hair transplantation and restoration
  • Neck lift
  • Otoplasty
  • Cosmetic laser procedures
  • Forehead (brow) lift
  • Fat grafting to the face
  • Facial implants
  • Hard and soft tissue augmentation contour procedures

Our aesthetic fellowships are run by established facial cosmetic surgeons.

Several of our board-certified facial cosmetic surgeons currently serve as fellowship program directors. Interested surgeons may contact the below directors for more information about a specific fellowship; visit the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) facial cosmetic surgery fellowship web page for information about the fellowship program, including instructions for applying; or contact us to learn about the qualifying exam for board certification following successful completion of the fellowship.

Husain Ali-Khan, DMD, MD
Aesthetics International USA
11975 Morris Rd, Ste 220
Alpharetta GA 30005-4444

Angelo Cuzalina, MD, DDS
Tulsa Surgical Arts
11450 S Winston Ave
Tulsa OK 74133

Christopher DeBacker, MD
1314 E Sonterra Blvd, Ste 5104
San Antonio TX 78258-4289

Tanuj Nakra, MD
TOC Eye and Face
3705 Medical Parkway, Ste 120
Austin TX 78705-1022

Jon Perenack, MD, DDS
Williamson Cosmetic Center
8150 Jefferson Hwy
Baton Rouge LA 70809

Ron Moy, MD
9663 Santa Monica Blvd
Beverly Hills CA 90210

Alex Sobel, DO
Anderson Sobel Cosmetic
1632 116th Ave NE, Ste A
Bellevue WA 98004-3035