The non-profit Face-to-Face program from the American Association of Facial Plastic Surgeons has for the last 18 years been providing free plastic surgery and facial reconstruction to victims of domestic violence. Dr. Rawnsley is proud to be a part of this program and in an effort to draw more attention to the great work they do, and hopefully reach those people who need it, he will be donating $1 for every "Like" the Rawnsley Plastic Surgery Facebook page receives, up to 3,000. Help us reach our goal.
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Plastic surgery isn't merely for the purpose of vanity procedures. There are women- more than you realize, who go under the knife in hopes of regaining wholeness, repairing damage done after facial trauma caused by accidents, cancer, or domestic violence. Through the non-profit Face-to-Face, a program of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS Foundation), operated out of Olive View Medical in Sylmar California, esteemed Facial and Reconstructive Plastic Surgeons like Dr. Rawnsley, along with 270 other facial plastic surgeons, donate their time and skill to help battered women get their beautiful faces back.
In 1994 the AAFPRS teamed up with the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) - the umbrella group for a majority of shelters in the United States - to develop Face-to-Face: The National Domestic Violence Project. Since then tens of thousands of women have benefited from the program, helping to regain their faces and their confidence. For the past 10 years, Dr. Rawnsley has been working with Face to Face. He also trains young doctors in the same methods of trauma facial surgery in order to help even more women- women who truly need facial plastic surgery the most.
"He told me he was gonna knock me unconscious..."
Karen came to Face to Face with a broken nose, severe bruising and a slashed face. Her husband had thrown a heavy dinner plate in her face from a few feet away.
"To have evidence all over my face that I was so abused. It was just horrifying. To be able to not have to have that anymore... it's just a blessing."
But the damage went deeper than the obvious physical, it penetrated beneath the skin and into her self-image, confidence, and pride. Through Face-to-Face, Dr. Rawnsley corrected her nose, performed laser resurfacing on her skin to remove the scars, and helped Karen not only look, but feel beautiful and strong again.
With that regained sense of self and strength, Karen divorced her husband. He's serving 5 years in prison.
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