Usage Guidelines and Comments Policy

Basic rules for contributors and commenters:

  1. All comments and posts on Cosmetic Surgery Chronicle (CSC) must be in English.
  2. All visitors are encouraged to comment on posts, but only medical doctors are permitted to author posts.
  3. Attacks on others are not allowed.
  4. Do not include your signature, address, personal contact information, or calls to action in comments or posts or encourage readers or contributors to contact the poster privately. (Exception: CSC contributor profiles may display a link to contact the contributor directly.)
  5. Do not duplicate content already found on CSC or elsewhere online. (Example: posting the same comment to multiple posts). Quotations with proper citation are acceptable, but duplicate postings or comments may be considered spam.
  6. Do not include your own legal disclaimer in posts or comments.
  7. Do not post treatment or doctor reviews.

Prevent your posts from being deleted

CSC has the right to edit or delete posts at our sole discretion, and for purposes of quality control we may occasionally delete or refuse to publish posts that:

  1. Are posted in all caps, include high numbers of typos, or include numerous inaccuracies.
  2. Include an excessive numbers of links (relevant or irrelevant to the post topic) or otherwise appear to be serving exclusively promotional purposes.
  3. Too closely resemble existing posts on CSC, or duplicate content found on CSC or elsewhere. Quotations and references to clinical studies or other sources are acceptable as long as they are cited properly. Plagiarism may result in suspension of your account and / or removal of the content in question.
  4. Do not directly relate to cosmetic surgery and / or aesthetic medicine, or contain superfluous information unrelated to the topic of the post.
  5. Link to sites offering damaging or misleading content, such as scams or viruses.
  6. Are not written in first person or do not appear to be written by the doctor whose name is associated with the CSC account.
  7. Challenge, conflict with, or attempt to circumvent CSC policies and guidelines.
  8. Present antagonistic content or name other professionals for the purpose of engaging in exclusive argument.
  9. Depreciate, diminish, or disparage the credentials, qualifications, or capabilities of individual doctors or groups of medical specialists.
  10. Falsely state, impersonate, or otherwise misrepresent your identity, including but not limited to the use of a pseudonym, or misrepresenting your current or previous positions and qualifications, or your affiliations with a person or entity, past or present.

Note: A review process, which may include potential removal of a participant’s CSC profile and posts, will be initiated in the event that three or more geographically non-competitive peers negatively report a participant’s posts or behavior on the site to the CSC Team.

Commenters and contributors may not create content, or include links to content that:

  1. Exploits, solicits, or harms minors.
  2. Is violent, racist, incendiary, or otherwise objectionable, or that glorifies or promotes practices that are clearly unhealthy or harmful.
  3. Abuses, threatens, harasses, defames, libels, falsifies, invades another’s privacy, or is belligerent against any individual or groups of individuals for any reason.
  4. Violates federal, state or local law, including but not limited to HIPAA.
  5. Contains profane, obscene, vulgar, or sexually explicit language.
  6. Glorifies self-harm, suicide, anorexia, bulimia, or any other practice that is clearly unhealthy or harmful.
  7. Creates personal ads.
  8. Contains content in fields that aren’t intended for that content. (Example: putting a link in a name field or email address as a username.)
  9. Impersonates any business, person, or entity.
  10. Contains viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment or venue.
  11. Solely promotes or redirects traffic to third-party sites, or includes links to sites that force the download of a virus, programs, or other content, in any way interferes or disrupts the CSC service, or disobeys any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations connected to CSC.
  12. Uploads, posts, emails, transmits or otherwise makes available any content or initiates communications which includes information that you do not have the right to disclose or make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as insider information, passwords or proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements).
  13. Is copyrighted, protected by trade secret or otherwise subject to third party proprietary rights, including privacy and publicity rights, unless you are the owner of such rights or have permission from their rightful owner to post the material.

More Information

  1. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers, or other information or content expressed or made available by third parties using CSC, including information providers, contributors and commenters, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not CSC.
  2. In many instances, the content available through CSC represents the opinions and judgments of the respective information providers, contributors and commenters. CSC does not endorse, and is not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of, any opinion, advice or statement made on the site by any third party. These guidelines are to help in making the community a safe and useful place for personal care and wellness information.
  3. CSC does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any user-generated content.
  4. CSC reserves the right to modify these guidelines at any time without notification.
  5. CSC reserves the right to remove any content that we determine, at our sole discretion, to be inappropriate, inaccurate, or off-topic.
  6. CSC reserves the right to prevent any individual or group from establishing a contributor profile and/or authoring posts on CSC at any time, with or without cause.
  7. Contributor profiles and/or content submitted by contributors may be removed or revised at any time, with or without cause. CSC is under no obligation to provide practitioner listings or host content submitted to the site.

Our privacy policy

CSC may collect personal information such as email addresses but will not distribute this information to any third parties, for any purpose. CSC is not responsible for how contributors and their sites handle and use information provided to them, and advises users to exercise appropriate caution when submitting their information to any online resources linked from CSC.

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Information provided on this site does not constitute legal or medical advice. Cosmetic Surgery Chronicle and affiliate doctors strive to provide accurate information about real issues, but the information and opinions provided on this site are only meant to help clarify your larger research efforts.

Doctors' posts and comments are not meant to constitute a doctor-patient relationship. Any type of surgical procedure carries risks, so readers should always consult with their own physician to help them understand their risks, choose a surgeon, and prepare themselves for the results of their procedure.