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Cao Lanh, Vietnam--Dr. Percy Rossell, Interplast Surgical Outreach director in Peru
This is Kia, a 50-year-old woman who suffered terrible burns on her body and neck after a gas explosion 10 years ago. The severe skin contracture that formed around her neck caused her great pain every time she attempted to move her head. She is pictured here with Dr. Percy Rossell, Interplast's Surgical Outreach Director in Peru. With others on the Interplast team, Dr. Rossell successfully operated on Kia, offering her greater mobility for her neck and minimizing her pain.