myFace, formerly the National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction, was founded to address the all-too-visible plight of those with facial deformity by assuring them access to the comprehensive and highly personalized team care at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery (IRPS) at NYU Langone Medical Center. The IRPS provides integrative, highly specialized and personalized team care to all those who request treatment, regardless of the type or severity of the anomaly, the length of treatment, or the family’s ability to afford care.
myFace established and maintains The Newman Family Support Center, the most comprehensive psychosocial team in any U.S. craniofacial center.
The team at Newman includes a Social Worker, Clinical Psychologist, Geneticist, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Speech Pathologist, Nutritionist, and Family Program Coordinator. The team provides counseling for genetic, psychiatric, behavioral, social, pre-natal and post-natal, speech, mentoring, resource and medical issues.
myFace also hosts networking, therapeutic and educational programs for patients and their families. Finally, we provide an apartment for out-of-town families while their child is undergoing surgery and treatment, as well as complimentary round trip tickets on Southwest Airlines.