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SOURCE Michelle R. Yagoda, M.D., P.C.
NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In the United States, a woman is beaten every nine seconds by an intimate or former partner, and over 75 percent of women who are in an abusive relationship receive a battering to the face and head area. The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) is the largest international association of facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons and the first surgical group to take a firm stand against domestic abuse. In 1994, the AAFPRS teamed up with the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), to develop FACE-TO-FACE: The Domestic Violence Project. The project was created to help repair both physical and psychological scars by providing complimentary consultation and surgery to domestic violence survivors whom have suffered injuries to the face, head or neck. Victims of domestic abuse who are burdened with physical scars of the head and neck are invited to call the 24-hour toll free number - 1-800-842-4546.
Dr. Michelle Yagoda is a volunteer female facial plastic surgeon with FACE-TO-FACE, and has been providing complimentary care to survivors of domestic violence for almost two decades. But, "treating the scars of an abusive relationship is only one part of the equation," according to Dr. Yagoda. "Detecting early signs of unhealthy relationships, and empowering women and men early in life, can help to prevent this trauma from happening in the first place." Dr. Yagoda notes, "High school can be a difficult time for many teens, who may be finding, exploring, and building relationships. They may also be experiencing bullying, stress, physical and emotional changes. During this time of turmoil, the signs of unhealthy and abusive relationships may be especially difficult to identify." Dr. Yagoda has counseled privately and to school groups about the importance of early intervention and helped to educate young adults and their parents about healthy relationships, and warning signs of abuse.
As a woman facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Michelle Yagoda is gentle, caring and understanding, and she understands first hand that her involvement in FACE-TO-FACE often brings a renewed confidence and positive lifestyle to the survivor.
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About Dr. Yagoda
Dr. Michelle Yagoda, one of NYC's most respected female facial plastic surgeons, is an attending physician and clinical instructor at Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital and The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Yagoda uniquely practices an integrative approach to health, wellness and beauty. She understands the key importance of internal health and wellness, including mental wellness, on external beauty. Dr. Yagoda offers a combination of natural, holistic and alternative therapies as well as more traditional surgical and non-surgical procedures. She and her clinically proven beauty supplement have appeared widely on television and in print.
Melanie Caron, Associate Director of Press
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