What If All You Ever Wanted Was To Fit In?


Dr. Salyer is featured in a moving new documentary film that highlights the extraordinary reconstructive surgery unit at Hospital Gea Gonzalez in Mexico City, established by his life-long friend and colleague, the late Dr. Fernando Ortiz Monasterio, and supported by the World Craniofacial Foundation. Ten percent of all proceeds from the rental or purchase of the film directly supports the foundation.


In Reforma, Mexico's most widely read newspaper, columnist Federico Reyes Heroles writes about Beautiful Faces: "Dr. Fernando Ortiz Monasterio and his protégés have specialized in these terrible and heartbreaking congenital deformities in children—or rather how to correct them. . . . It is impossible to describe the complexities of the surgeries they perform or the work they do, but I refer you to the splendid documentary Beautiful Faces . . . Over the years, the department of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Hospital General Gea Gonzalez—with its professionalism, capacity for innovation, quality, and compassion—has become a national and international reference point, the quiet pride of Mexico."​


"A great documentary . . . Seeing this film is one of the most significant human and spiritual experiences I've had in recent years. What pride it gave me in being a doctor, what pride to find work like this in Mexico . . . what pride I found in the hope of these families, and in these children who remind us of the grandeur of the human being."  Dr. Fernando Lorenzo Rego, Executive Director of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights