We are pleased that in 2009 FACES OF HONOR joins our FACE TO FACE Programs. The purpose of FACES OF HONOR is to offer pro bono medical and surgical expertise to veterans who were deployed in Iraq or Afghanistan and received face or neck injuries. Our motivation is simple: provide a “thank you” to the brave men and women who have served our country so well by offering what we have worked hard to achieve, our surgical expertise and skills as caring physicians.
The FACES OF HONOR Program is coordinated by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and its affiliated Foundation (together “the Academy”). The Academy’s role is to serve as a resource to help find surgeons willing to provide surgery to qualified veterans without a surgical fee to the patient. The Academy does not provide medical or surgical care. Consequently, the Academy does not enter into a physician/patient relationship with anyone. Not all Academy members perform all procedures included in the field of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. The Academy makes no warranties or representations about the skills of individual physicians or surgeons or their abilities. Inclusion of a surgeon on the list of volunteers for this program does not indicate that the surgeon is qualified to perform the surgery needed. The Academy does not provide medical advice, and no one should rely on the Academy’s statements in this document as providing such advice. Patients should rely exclusively on their physicians and surgeons for such advice.
The Educational and Research Foundation for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is exempt from Federal Income Tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.