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

Detlev Erdmann, Sarah P. Pradka, Ernest Similie, Jeffrey R. Marcus, Kurtis E. Moyer, John D. Shelburne, Douglas Tyler, Scott L. Levin

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-110
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of Plastic Surgery
Volume63
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Plastic surgery
  • Veterans Affairs Health System

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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Erdmann, D., Pradka, S. P., Similie, E., Marcus, J. R., Moyer, K. E., Shelburne, J. D., Tyler, D., & Levin, S. L. (2009). Plastic surgery within the Veterans Affairs Medical System: Proposed modified indications for operative procedures. Annals of Plastic Surgery, 63(1), 105-110. https://doi.org/10.1097/SAP.0b013e318184ac34