Plastic surgery within the Veterans Affairs Medical System: proposed modified indications for operative procedures.

Journal Article

Many plastic surgery procedures span the divide between aesthetic ("cosmetic") and reconstructive surgery. However, definitions and guidelines may be inconsistent, which may decrease patients' access to legitimate procedures. The article aims to assist Veterans' Health Administration-affiliated plastic surgeons in continuing to provide optimal care to the Nation's Veterans and family members, and should be regarded as an open discussion.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Erdmann, D; Pradka, SP; Similie, E; Marcus, JR; Moyer, KE; Shelburne, JD; Tyler, DS; Levin, SL

Published Date

  • July 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 63 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 105 - 110

PubMed ID

  • 19546684

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1536-3708

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/SAP.0b013e318184ac34

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States