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    Gardner plastic surgery in Naples, Florida

    OUR NAPLES PLASTIC SURGERY BLOG

    OUR NAPLES PLASTIC SURGERY BLOG

The Global Need for Corrective Surgeries

Many people are unaware of the global need for surgeries that correct facial deformities. There are people in developing areas struggling to make ends meet and cannot afford advanced plastic surgeries. Surgeries like these can change lives and make positive impacts on individuals.

In the areas that Dr. Paul Gardner visits, including South America, Central America and Southeast Asia, people with facial deformities like cleft lips and palates are often shunned by society. They may not be able to participate in regular events within their society and culture’s expectations beginning from an early age, leading them to become solitary. Being shunned can lead children to disengage from education as well as the community, which could potentially lead to social and economic problems throughout their entire lives.

The surgeries provided by the Operation Smile organization are also beneficial from a physical health perspective. Long-term dental problems can occur, and children with a cleft lip may have trouble eating, which causes nourishment issues. Speech impediments, ear disease, and many other issues can occur, making Dr. Gardner’s work life-changing for thousands of children.

Changing Dozens of Lives on a Single Trip

Dr. Gardner’s schedule is set and packed from the moment he arrives on site for the entire day. He rarely has a moment to slow down and enjoy the land and culture that he is visiting, simply because there is too much work to be done.

An average trip lasts about 10 to 12 days. During this time, Dr. Gardner will perform around 120 to 180 corrective surgeries. That’s over 120 lives that are changed forever and who will never forget the incredible work that Dr. Gardner has done.

Outreach Abroad and at Home

There is a continuing need for these surgeries in developing nations, but there is also a need right here in America. Dr. Gardner has been able to extend his charity work in south Florida, performing surgeries on local children who would not have the resources to pay for these procedures. He is making an effort to extend these foundations so that local children can receive the same benefits.

Help for People of All Ages

Because there are so many people that need these surgeries, Operation Smile puts their priority on helping children. This leaves volunteers with the heart-breaking prospect of turning down adults who would also benefit from these surgeries. On occasion, however, Dr. Gardner has had the chance to work with adults.

While performing surgeries in Vietnam, Dr. Gardner was reached by a 26-year-old farmer from a secluded area. The man waited an entire week for the chance to see a doctor despite not being on the surgery list. He explained to Dr. Gardner why he desperately wanted the surgery. The man said that for his entire life, no one in the village would give him a kiss. Dr. Gardner and his wife, who helps as a nurse, were touched by the farmer’s situation and gave him a spot on the operating table.

Learn the Latest News about Plastic Surgery in Naples, FL

There are an almost unlimited number of topics related to plastic surgery, each with its own set of questions. While it is impossible to share all of that information during visits to our office, we hope that you will find answers to some of your most pressing questions in our blog. The articles found in our monthly blog should serve as an introduction to many popular plastic surgery topics.

Dr. Paul Gardner and Dr. Leo Baccaro are both highly respected cosmetic surgeons and they understand that a well-informed patient is better prepared for surgery and more likely to appreciate the outcome. That is why he hopes that you will follow this blog and raise questions about prospective procedures both online and in the doctor’s office. Your questions and comments will not only help us produce a more informative, compelling blog, but will help us improve the patient experience.

Dr. Gardner and Dr. Baccaro firmly believe that there should as much transparency as possible between doctors and patients. This blog is an important way to share how Gardner Plastic Surgery operates as a top medical facility, manages patient care and produces such wonderful surgical results. Our surgeons and staff relish the opportunity to share their expertise with you and hope that you will enjoy learning more about plastic surgery. We encourage you to visit our blog regularly and invite your friends and family to learn more about cosmetic surgery from one of Southwest Florida’s most respected plastic surgeons.

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