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Group provides plastic surgery to wounded veterans

Group provides plastic surgery to wounded veterans

For thousands of veterans who have been wounded overseas, the work of one charitable organization may help them live a more normal life as civilians. Operation Mend has been performing free plastic surgery on soldiers injured in Iraq and Afghanistan in an attempt to help remove or reduce the appearance of their scars, NBC affiliate WECT reports.

Categories: Facial Aesthetic Surgery News
November 15, 2010
Stabbing victim receives reconstructive surgery on documentary

Stabbing victim receives reconstructive surgery on documentary

For five years Lilly Morales had to live with the scars on her face from when she was attacked by her ex-boyfriend while living with her mother. Though insurance covered surgery on damaged muscles and nerves, facial treatment wes considered cosmetic and not covered. However, thanks to a documentary set to air on the Discovery Health Channel, Morales received the surgery earlier this year, Women's eNews reports.

Categories: Facial Aesthetic Surgery News
November 11, 2010
Plastic surgeons head to India for charity

Plastic surgeons head to India for charity

A group of plastic surgeons is headed to India to provide reconstructive surgeries to children who are suffering from facial deformities such as cleft lips, cleft palates, facial tumors and burns. The team is part of Operation Smile, an organization that works to improve the quality of life of children with similar conditions across the globe, the Illinois-based McLeansboro Times-Leader reports.

Categories: Facial Aesthetic Surgery News
November 10, 2010
Anonymous donor pays for man's cosmetic surgery

Anonymous donor pays for man's cosmetic surgery

For much of his life, Maurice Simpson lived with benign facial tumors as a result of Neurofibromatosis, a rare genetic disorder. The growths left him disfigured and blind in one eye. However, thanks to an anonymous donation he was able to have cosmetic surgery to remove the tumors, NBC affiliate KSL reports.

Categories: Facial Aesthetic Surgery News
November 8, 2010
Four-year-old boy receives plastic surgery after dog bite

Four-year-old boy receives plastic surgery after dog bite

Four-year-old Bradley Mills, from Calne, England, recently underweant reconstructive facial surgery after being attacked by a Doberman. The England-based Swindon Advertiser reports that the dog pierced Mills' forehead with a tooth, and bit his nose to the bone.

Categories: Facial Aesthetic Surgery News
November 4, 2010

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