Smile Surgery

Facial expressions are essential to social interactions and self-confidence, so imagine not having the ability to smile. Thanks to an innovative surgery being done at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, a lovely young lady has gone from being unable to smile, to sharing her smile with the world! St. Louis Children’s Hospital is only one of a handful of pediatric centers across the country that focus on facial reanimation surgery.

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Smile Surgery

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Date: April 18, 2015 Time: 10:00am