Fabuloso Friday – Face to Face
Submitted by admin on November 13, 2009 - 11:30 am
Yesterday I featured highlights from my interview with Beauty Scoop Founder Dr. Michelle Yagoda, (pictured above). As I mentioned, Dr. Yagoda has 18 years experience in medicine, is a renowned plastic surgeon, otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) surgeon and co-creator of Beauty Scoop, the edible accessory. She, like me, is a lover of Pilates and also a mom of a 7 year old boy. When Dr. Yagoda is not busy operating on patients, developing and marketing Beauty Scoop (she is completely involved in product packaging, marketing, etc), or enjoying her family she volunteers her time and skill to an organization called Face to Face, whose spokesperson is Kathy Griffin.
Face to Face, and its parent organization, the AAFPRS, are leaders in the medical field. They help empower individuals who have been physically abused. Their website states “The AAFPRS Foundation is the first surgical group to take a firm stand and become involved in assisting individuals of domestic violence break the cycle of violence, enhance their self-esteem and rebuild their lives. Many victims of domestic violence receive facial injuries and are not financially able to have these injuries adequately repaired. We offer consultation and surgery, pro-bono, to eligible individuals through FACE TO FACE: The National Domestic Violence Project.” Dr. Yagoda is one of these surgeons. It takes more than surgeons, however to run Face to Face. The organization is staffed by medical personnel – facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons, nurses, speech pathologists and anesthesiologists – who donate their time and expertise, frequently for two weeks at a time. Face to Face also does this amazing work internationally, where their surgeons assist those who suffer from facial deformities caused by birth or trauma, most of which are children.
Special thanks to Dr. Yagoda for introducing me to Face to Face.