“Your face is your calling card to the world,” begins Dr. Peter A. Adamson’s new book, Fabulous Faces, which focuses on the motivations and transformations of more than 30 of his patients. While their primary reason is cosmetic and stems from self-esteem issues, the international leader in facial plastic surgery is also involved with humanitarian surgical programs in developing countries benefitting children with facial deformities.
Ten percent of the proceeds from the sale of Fabulous Faces (Osler Wood) goes to the Canadian Foundation for Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, headquartered in Toronto and founded in 1996.
Since then, the non profit organization, of which Adamson is president, has done 21 Face To Face missions overseas and operated on more than a thousand children, says Adamson.
“We’ve had over 90 children who were orphans with facial deformities that have been adopted,” he says proudly. Others have been returned to their families.
During the most recent Face To Face mission to Ekaterinburg, Russia, a team of seven surgeons did 72 operations. Missions are affiliated at all times with state-sponsored institutions.
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