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Cirugía Plástica Ibero-Latinoamericana

versión On-line ISSN 1989-2055versión impresa ISSN 0376-7892


ZAMBRANA ROJAS, Teresa; VALLARTA RODRIGUEZ, Alfonso  y  DUARTE Y SANCHEZ, Alejandro. FILACP humanitarian projection work. Campaign 2019. Cir. plást. iberolatinoam. [online]. 2019, vol.45, n.4, pp.449-456.  Epub 02-Mar-2020. ISSN 1989-2055.

Background and objective

The Ibero Latinamerican Federation of Plastic Surgery (FILACP), as an international organization of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery specialists with a common language, encourages their collaboration in humanitarian campaigns where with their work in highly complex surgeries on patients in disadvantaged environments, try to improve their quality of life and their social integration.

In this paper we present, as an example of the last years work, the activities developed by the teams enrolled in the III Plastic Surgery Altruist Campaign of FILACP in 2019.


This campaign was convened from FILACP web, Fecebook and Youtube social networks and through letters sent to delegates in Social Medical and Communications Committees and to the presidents of national societies in the 22 member countries.

The surgical working days were developed during July and August with teams composed by plastic surgeons, anesthesiologists and nursing staff who worked voluntarily, altruistically, and both in personal capacity or supported by the health institutions in which they usually work or by foundations with which they collaborate.


A total of 1008 patients were operated (78.75% of those visited in the consultation), with an average age of 6.9 years, 51% men and 49% women. The 3 main groups of attended pathologies were: lip and palate cleft (31%), post mastectomy breast reconstruction (24%) and burns (17%).


With this paper FILACP wants to thank each and every surgeon who participated in this III Altruist Campaign and recognize those who did it in previous campaigns, presents data from surgical activity conducted this time and contributes to the knowledge of the reconstructive aspect of the specialty and its important contribution to the improvement of the quality of life of the most disadvantaged patients.

Palabras clave : Humanitarian Plastic Surgery; Lip and palate clefts; Breast reconstruction; Burns sequels.

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