I’m happy to not only be part of the process to reconstruct her abnormalities, but also part of the team helping rebuild her life. -Dr. Ross A. Clevens, Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
Brevard County, FL (PRWEB) March 11, 2013
Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACS, and Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon has been selected by the American Academy of Facial and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) to work with FACE TO FACE, an internationally recognized non-profit organization offering domestic violence, and other trauma victims complimentary care.
Founded in 1992, FACE TO FACE partners individuals who have suffered from facial deformities with reconstructive surgeons from across the United States who agree to perform surgery, ‘at no charge’ to the patient, on areas of the face, neck, and head.
According to the AAFPRS, the primary goal of the surgical program is to offer these patients the opportunity to overcome the physical limitations placed on them by circumstances beyond their control. “Through surgery, counseling, and support, the AAFPRS is helping victims break out of the cycle of abuse, while also enhancing their self-esteem through surgical intervention,” said Dr. Ross Clevens, FACS.
“I have recently met with a mother of three who endured years of physical abuse, which left noticeable damage to her face, including a severely disfigured nose. I’m happy to not only be part of the process to reconstruct her abnormalities, but also part of the team helping rebuild her life,” added Clevens.
The National Coalition of Domestic Violence reported that an estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year, with most never reporting the abuse. The AAFPRS through its Educational Research Foundation is the first surgical group to take a firm stand against domestic violence.
For more information on Dr. Ross Clevens participation with FACE to FACE, call 973-713-9975; for more information on Clevens Center for Facial Cosmetic Surgery, go to http://www.drclevens.com.
About Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACS:
Voted one of “America's Top Doctors," according to the Castle-Connolly guide, Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACS, is Brevard’s fellowship-trained and Board Certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, having completed his education and training at Yale, Harvard, and the University of Michigan.
Dr. Clevens is a nationally recognized educator, author, and lecturer; serving as President of The Florida Society of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Wuesthoff Medical Center Chief of Staff, Brevard County Medical Society President-Elect, and held numerous leadership positions with the American Academy and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
About Clevens Center for Facial Cosmetic Surgery:
The Clevens Center for Facial Cosmetic Surgery specializes in state-of-the-art Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, laser treatments, and non-surgical options for facial rejuvenation; offices in Melbourne, Suntree and Merritt Island, FL. The Clevens Center for Facial Cosmetic Surgery serves Brevard County, and all of Central Florida, including Orlando and Vero Beach.