Author Topic: Plastic Surgery Scar Care Forum - After Dog Bite How To Manage Scars  (Read 5824 times)

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I am a veterinarian and was bitten by an Anatolian Sheppherd dog in the face. It tore out the entire right corner of my mouth and removed a chunk of tissue of my lip and face. This just happened on Thursday. I was lucky there was a plastic surgeon at the hops to suture the wound p. I was wondering if you could look at some pictures and offer a professional second opinion as to what can be done to minimize scarring and disfigurement.

Thanks, Dr -

The best time to address Dog Bites of the Face is with the primary repair and reconstruction. Each surgeon has their own after surgery care and Scar Care methods. I prefer to individualize my scar care for each of my patients depending on what sculpture techniques I used, the degree of trauma, and many other factors.

Such issues are better managed in person to understand how the tissues move, and not just with pictures.

Hope this helps,

Michael Bermant, MD
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