CSPS, California Society of Plastic Surgeons
California Society of Plastic Surgeons
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Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
One of the primary aims of CSPSERF is to assist children in financial need who would benefit from reconstructive plastic surgery. Children who suffer from physical abnormalities and other disfiguring conditions could be eligible for services free of charge. The program's aim is to serve those children who are uninsured or underinsured. Bridging the gap for those families who could not otherwise afford to pay for the procedure.

Why is this Important?
Although most of the conditions are not life-threatening, the children who are afflicted with these conditions may suffer from low-self esteem and feel different, and self-conscious. At CSPSERF, we strive for the ultimate goal of giving children the gift of hope. The hope is that the child can look like their peers and live a more productive and healthy life, away from the teasing and bullying that comes with looking different.

How to Qualify

Certain criteria must be met in order to qualify for services:
  1. Potential patients must be California residents
  2. Age 18 and under
  3. Demonstrate financial need. CSPSERF is using the Covered California income guidelines to establish financial need, i.e. a family of four should have an income of $95,400 or less in order to be eligible under CSPSERF's reconstructive surgery for children program.
What services does the CSPSERF program offer specifically?

The program is designed to help children who are afflicted with a physical abnormality/condition that can be corrected with reconstructive plastic surgery. The goal is to have the child's condition corrected to allow the child to enjoy an improved quality of life, improve self-esteem and lead healthier, happier, more productive lives.
Apply for services
Follow these steps in order to apply for services:
  1. Complete the CSPSERF Application for services. Completed applications can be faxed to (978) 524-0461, scanned & emailed to foundation@californiaplasticsurgeons.org or mailed to: California Society of Plastic Surgeons, Educational and Research Foundation, 500 Cummings Center, Suite 4400, Beverly, MA 01915
  2. Submit a copy of the families most current filed IRS tax return
    (required to verify income)
  3. Please include photographs of the child who is applying for services. Photos should include current front and side view of the subject. Photos may be emailed to: foundation@californiaplasticsurgeons.org (jpg or png files) or mailed to California Society of Plastic Surgeons, Educational and Research Foundation, 500 Cummings Center, Suite 4400, Beverly, MA 01915
Photographs become the property of CSPSERF and cannot be returned. Applications without photographs cannot be processed.

Note: A CSPSERF Surgery Review Committee review and screens applications, following which recommendations will be made to CSPSERF's full Board. Ultimately, the Board will decide which families and/or children will be receipients of services under the Foundation's program aimed at providing reconstructive surgery to the child in need. 
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