Consumer Guide to Plastic Surgery Supports Iraq Star, Inc. Providing Reconstructive Surgery to American Soldiers Returning from the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars

January 26, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Ceatus Media Group's Web portal, Consumer Guide to Plastic Surgery, is collaborating with Iraq Star, Inc. to raise awareness about veterans injured in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Improvements in immediate front-line treatment and rapid evacuation of injured U.S. servicemen and servicewomen have saved many lives that would have been lost in past wars, but more of these soldiers are living with severe deformities than seen in previous conflicts. As a result, a great deal more reconstructive surgery is required today.

Through Iraq Star, Inc., 245 board-certified reconstructive and aesthetic surgeons in 42 states donate their time and talent to perform shrapnel removal, scar revisions and ear, nose, hand and arm reconstruction for these soldiers. To date the organization has provided reconstructive and aesthetic surgeries to more than 60 wounded American soldiers, both active duty and retired.

Iraq Star is 100% funded by donations from the public. Consumer Guide to Plastic Surgery will be actively promoting donations by providing a direct link to the donation page on the organization's website.

"We hope that this collaboration between Iraq Star and Ceatus Media Group will enable many more injured veterans to learn about the foundation," says Iraq Star Medical Director and Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Norman Leaf, MD. "We are ready to help our brave wounded warriors with a network of board certified plastic surgeons around the country, and we encourage them to contact us."

Wounded veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars can contact Iraq Star directly through the foundation's website, by phone at (310) 245-6775 or by emailing to apply for services.

"As a veteran, and with many of my own family members rotating through the war zones, I am proud that we can support this very important program to aid wounded veterans who are re-entering civilian life as well as those returning to active duty," says Dr. David Evans, CEO of Ceatus Media Group.

Consumer Guide to Plastic Surgery is a one-stop, independent resource with more than 150 pages of information on cosmetic plastic surgery and skincare procedures.

For more information on this collaboration or to talk to one of the Iraq Star founders or surgeons, contact: