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In many states, including California, any licensed physician is legally allowed to perform cosmetic procedures without being board-certified in plastic surgery.

There are 24 boards within the “gold standard” American Board of Medical Specialities (ABMS). Of these 24, there is only one which certifies plastic surgeons, the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). Because a physician is “board-certified” does not mean they are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery as they can be certified by any of the other 23 specialties or another board.

To be ABPS board certified, a physician must meet these rigid requirements:

  • Graduate from an accredited medical school
  • Complete a combination of at least five years of general, ENT, or Urology surgery and 3 years plastic surgery residency training or 6 years of plastic surgery training
  • Pass comprehensive written and oral exams, including case log examinations to ensure your plastic surgeon is safe


Dr. Luis Macias

To take your next step in cosmetic enhancement, your next step is a consultation with Dr. Macias. Please call our office to schedule an appointment.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Patients,

Here at Aesthetic MdR there is nothing more important to us than your health and safety. Although our office is closed until mandates have lifted, Dr. Luis Macias has expanded availability for virtual consultations.

We are available by phone and email during this time and can answer any questions you may have. Our staff are scheduling Virtual Consultations and future appointments. Please feel free to call our office at (424) 375-6580.


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