Educational and Research Foundation for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Humanitarian Programs


The FACE TO FACE (FTF) humanitarian programs allow AAFPRS members to use their surgical skills and expertise to help those who are in need domestically and abroad.  All programs are conducted under the auspices of the Educational and Research Foundation for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS Foundation).  

FTF International

Provides pro bono corrective and reconstructive surgical services to children abroad with facial deformities caused by birth or trauma.  US based surgeon's lead the international missions in the exchange of surgical knowledge, case analysis and experience with more than two thousand five hundred surgeons worldwide. Recent missions have included: Guatemala, China, Vietnam, Moldova and Cambodia.

FTF Domestic Violence

Provides low cost or pro bono facial plastic and reconstructive surgery to survivors of domestic violence in the US.  These efforts have helped to repair both physical and psychological scars and enables the individual to regain self-esteem on the journey to rebuilding their lives.


Provides pro bono medical and surgical expertise to veterans and active duty members who were injured while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Some veterans may have already received treatment in a military hospital while on active duty and may have been discharged. Others may have relocated to their home base and remain on active duty, being cared for by a DOD or VA medical facility. Some veterans may be from the National Guard or reserve, some may be geographically separated from a VA facility, and some may just want an additional caregiver consultation. Our volunteer surgeons are offering to help compliment the care that these facilities and medical staff provide, but we are not trying to compete with them. We want to help eligible veterans find a qualified surgeon with the best matched skills, and hopefully in a fairly convenient location.

View a short video from the FACE TO FACE Committee Chair and Senior Advisor on how you can get involved and support the Foundation's mission.

If you are an AAFPRS Member who would like to volunteer in the FACE TO FACE Program please contact Karen Sloat at

Thank You!

The AAFPRS Foundation would like to thank the following corporate partners for supporting the FACE TO FACE Programs. With their assistance, these vital programs can continue to provide much needed surgeries to men, women and children around the globe!