Emergencies do occur in which you might want a plastic surgeon involved. Even people who have an axe to grind with cosmetic plastic surgery don’t seem to complain much when a plastic surgeon is available in an emergency. In the early hours of independence day, Dr D was requested in a local Anaheim emergency room to repair the effects of a dog bite to the face. In this case the upper lip was the most severely injured.
Both the upper and lower lip required surgery. The healing from this wound and the required surgery will take about a year and the patient should avoid sun exposure and cigarette smoking for months to optimize the outcome. Page 2 features a few pictures of the injury and an early after repair status update.
John Di Saia MD
Originally posted 2010-08-20 07:30:20.
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