Dr. Joel Levin, Plastic Surgeon with Baptist Hospital of Miami, explains they have people in charge, into the Operation smile organization, who transport containers with surgical material into different countries they visit. The team average is 40 members. He affirms everybody in the team is equal.
Veterans are one of the groups of patients who are most treated by Dr. Joel Levin, Plastic Surgeon with Baptist Hospital of Miami. The specialist says in case of veterans it is important to consider the post-traumatic stress, and also explains his work with these heroes.
17 years ago, Dr. Joel Levin, Plastic Surgeon with Baptist Hospital of Miami, was very active with the international organization Operation Smile, and asked them for a mission. The experience was very successful and “Day of Smiles" was born. Dr. Levin explains before the surgery, children do not want anyone to see them. After the operation they are reborn. Surgery changes their lives. Cleft lip and cleft palate are the most common surgeries performed by the Day of Smiles missions, the expert affirms. However, he explains during the day, they perform other procedures for facial deformities, hands or congenital problems.
Traumatic injuries are the most common causes for plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Joel Levin, Plastic Surgeon with Baptist Hospital of Miami, recalls the case of Jayne Mansfield and explains how he helped her with a face’s scars, as well as how he rebuilt a lower lip on a prisoner who lost it during a fight in jail.