Putin’s War Has Caused a Huge Plastic Surgery Boom in Ukraine

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KYIV—Ukrainian surgeons are performing a strenuous new wartime medical procedure: providing facial reconstruction surgery for people injured in Russian attacks.

They are teaching themselves to perform medical services they never expected to do, racing against time to decide what can and cannot be saved, working through screams from patients and air raid sirens, and struggling to afford critically needed supplies. One miscalculation might cause irreversible damage.

“We never expected such a war to happen,” Valeriy Bovkun, the Head of the Department of Reconstructive Plastic Microsurgery at the Okhmatdyt Children’s Hospital, told The Daily Beast. But the duration of Vladimir Putin’s war is felt with every child who arrives at the hospital.

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