Honoring Our Service Men And Women

In 2009, Faces Of Honor became the third arm to the AAFPRS Foundation's FACE TO FACE (FTF) Humanitarian Programs.

FTF Faces of Honor provides pro bono medical and surgical expertise to veterans and active duty members who were injured while serving in the United States Armed Forces. We simply want to provide a “thank you” to the brave men and women who have served our country by offering our surgical skills and expertise, as caring physicians.  Our role is to serve as a resource, to help qualified individuals find a facial plastic and/or reconstructive surgeon who is willing to provide surgical services at no cost to the patient.

If you are a military service member or veteran who was injured while serving our country and have facial, head or neck injuries sustained either in combat or non-combat/support activities, you may be eligible for these services. You should however be able to demonstrate medical documentation of care rendered by the military for your war related injury. This can include paperwork from Landstuhl Regional Medical Center or any other Military or VA facility


Application Process

First and foremost, our Academy and Foundation leadership and members would like to personally thank you for your service in the military. We are extremely indebted to you and your fellow service men and women for answering the call to protect our great nation.  

Guidelines for Applying

A.  Eligibility Requirements

1. Veteran of the United States Military
2. Sustained a war related injury (either in combat or through combat related/support activity.
3. Member of the United States Armed Forces (or DOD eligible NATO/coalition forces) either Active Duty, or Active Reserve (activated and deployed in support of OIF or OEF).

B.  Required Documentation

1. Military Identification for Active Duty Members or Active Reserve Members
2. Form DD 214 if discharged honorably from Active Duty
3. Form DD 2527 (Statement of Personal Injury) if available.
4. Purple Heart Citation where applicable.
5. Copies of medical treatment record for related injury if available.
6. Referral letter from referring physician if applicable and available.

C.  Application Process

1. Complete FACES OF HONOR Form online and submit online or via fax to the participating surgeon in your area.
2. Identify through our database of volunteer surgeons, the surgeon of your preference based on geographic proximity or convenience. Our staff can assist you in determining the best surgeon for the type of injury in question, within a location most convenient and accessible.
3. Obtain required documentation as listed in section B above and submit along with this Application form.
4. Complete authorization for release of medical records and submit.
5. Contact volunteer surgeon of your choice by phone or email for an appointment, or our staff at 703.299.9291 press "0" for operator for further guidance

If you are an active AAFPRS Member and would like to volunteer in the FACE TO FACE Faces of Honor Program, please contact Karen Sloat at ksloat@aafprs.org 

Disclaimer: The AAFPRS Foundation does not provide medical and/or surgical care and does not enter into a physician/patient relationship with anyone. Not all AAFPRS members perform all procedures included in the field of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. The AAFPRS Foundation makes no warranties or representations about the skills of individual physicians or surgeons or their abilities. Inclusion of a surgeon as a volunteer for this program does not indicate that the surgeon is qualified to perform the surgery needed. The AAFPRS Foundation does not provide medical advice, and no one should rely on statements made by the AAFPRS Foundation in this reference as providing such advice. Patients should rely exclusively on their physicians and surgeons for such advice.