The Jacobs Center for Cosmetic Surgery

The Jacobs Center Looks Back on 2017

Even as we look ahead to a new year full of possibility and potential, we should also look back and reflect on the 12 months that brought us to this point. The biggest news of 2017 at The Jacobs Center for Cosmetic Surgery in San Francisco was the arrival of Dr. Eric Culbertson, who joined the practice in July. His breast- and body-focused surgical skills complement Dr. Stanley Jacobs’ established role as a respected and sought-after facial surgeon serving the Bay Area and beyond.

Together, the two plastic surgeons have watched as 2017 brought several other welcome developments, including:


  • Early in the year, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons released the results of a survey that revealed an increase in cosmetic procedures, both surgical and nonsurgical, performed in 2016. Two particularly notable trends were the recognition of male patients as a viable growing demographic in the industry and the inclusion of labiaplasty in the statistics—a first for the annual study.


  • Later in the year, Dr. Culbertson saw the publication of an article he co-authored on the relationship between breast implants and a disease known as breast implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma. In addition to exploring a connection between the two, the article highlighted a means of reducing BIA-ALCL cases.


  • October’s U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for BOTOX® Cosmetic as a treatment for horizontal forehead lines. This marked the third-ever officially recognized cosmetic use for the popular injectable. Since BOTOX® enjoys a reputation as a versatile and safe cosmetic with a wide range of off-label applications—many of which are available at The Jacobs Center—this is likely not the last such development the industry will see.


  • Toward the end of the year, Dr. Jacobs received word that the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care had awarded his center an accreditation for the maximum amount of time possible: three years. This marks The Jacobs Center as a practice that adheres to a nationally recognized set of high standards that focus on patient safety and more.


Learn more about any of these 2017 landmarks—or what to watch for in the rest of 2018—by calling The Jacobs Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Healdsburg at (707) 473-0220, in San Francisco at (415) 433-0303, or visit the Contact Us page.