Dr. Konstantin is proud to be Board Certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and the Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology, and he is also an active member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). These organizations are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards possible, and to be affiliated with them requires passing extremely stringent requirements.
It is important to note that these professional groups also are actively committed to giving back to the community, and one such effort is the Faces of Honor program founded by the AAFPRS. This group connects injured soldiers who have sustained facial injuries in the line of duty with facial plastic surgeons who provide their services pro-bono.
For example, Joseph Jones, a 35-year-old Iraq veteran from Florida will soon receive a beard implant after an IED blast robbed him of his ability to grow facial hair.
According to Edward Farrior, MD, president of the AAFPRS, “It’s estimated that 20% of survivable injuries suffered in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts involve the face and neck. The FACES OF HONOR program was designed to complement the existing medical care that military hospitals currently provide. We want veterans to know that this is a resource for them, in the event of long waiting times for VA medical services.”
People may learn more about this program by visiting www.facesofhonor.org