Plastic Surgeons helping in Haiti
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Posted on March 31, 2016 under Cosmetic Surgery
The recent devastation in Haiti has resulted in a huge loss of human life and the injury of thousands of people. Many have sustained soft tissue injuries that will require months to heal. Plastic surgeons from across America have responded by volunteering to help those in need. The demand for help will only increase with time as many of those who have been saved will need multiple operations to ensure that they can return to productive lives.
Dr. Richards and Dr. Jabs have been to Haiti in the past on medical missions to help children suffering from burns, traumatic injuries, and birth defects including tumors and cleft lips and palates. There is no poorer place in the western hemisphere. Those who give of themselves to help these people receive far more satisfaction than they can possibly give.
Plastic surgeons have a media-generated reputation for serving only those desiring to improve their appearance. Nothing could be further from the truth. Plastic surgeons from all over the world have put their extensive training in reconstruction to help those less fortunate than themselves. By using advanced techniques the traumatic loss of a limb can be prevented.
It is this tradition of service that makes me proud to be a plastic surgeon.
Dr. Dean Jabs
Our Plastic Surgery Associates team includes Dr. Franklin Richards, Dr. A. Dean Jabs, and Dr. Keshav Magge. Each of our plastic surgeons is board-certified, and together they have over 60 years of combined experience. Drs. Richards, Jabs, and Magge are all highly qualified in procedures for the face, breast, and body, and pride themselves in providing excellent results through our state-of-the-art, Quad A certified operating centers