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About lip reconstruction - dog bite injuries

Kissing a dog can be very dangerous. Injury prevention and reconstruction by Dr. Michael Bermant, MD plastic & cosmetic surgery.

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Kissing a dog can be very dangerous. Each of these wounds was from a dog bite. See information on preventing dog bite injuries elsewhere on this website.

This 70 year old patient had a loss of the vermilion margin (juncture between the red and white parts of the lip). The central part of the lip (cupid's bow) was also destroyed. This very difficult reconstruction was done with a series of flaps (moving tissue that still has a blood supply) from one part of the lip to another. The inner lining mucosa was advanced from inside the lip to reform a new vermilion margin after restoring the cupid's bow.

Lip reconstruction after dog bite
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Lip reconstruction 7 months after plastic surgery
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Lip reconstruction should look good both statically and dynamically (it has to look standing still and move well enough to function). The muscle under the lip should be repaired carefully for this to happen.

A young patient with another dog bite. This devastating wound / injury was of the lower lip and the vermilion margin is again missing. Cutting out a wedge of tissue would have left the lip asymmetrical and uneven. Flaps of skin and mucosa were advanced together over a reconstruction of the muscle. A graft (moving tissue from another site) can be a problem to match defects crossing the vermillion margin of the lip.

Lip reconstruction after dog bite
The wound The flap in place
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Lip reconstruction 4 months after plastic surgery
Smile Lips at rest Kiss
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This injury also is of the vermilion margin and extends into cupid's bow. Muscle, skin, and mucosa hang on a thin margin of tissue, enough to support the skin and vermilion. The hanging muscle was too destroyed and was removed (debrided). To restore animation the remaining muscle (obicularis oris) was loosened under the uninjured lip and advanced together. The hanging mucosa and skin included the difficult to reconstruct vermilion margin. Saving this anatomic detail contributed to the nice result of this plastic surgery.

Lip reconstruction for dog bite
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See just how terrible dog bite injuries can be and how reconstruction can restore the deformity. Warning some of these injuries are graphic.

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Humane Society of the US Dog bite prevention

Bibliography of Articles on Dog Bites and Community Approach Dog Bite prevention - National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

Dog Attack - WorldWide Legal Info Assoc

Dog Bite Alternatives - Decrease dog bite injuries through education.

Dog Bite Links - Dr. P's

Dog bite prevention in the spotlight - American Veterinary medical Association

Dog Bite Prevention - Dog Scouts of America

Dog Bite Study - Canadian Hospitals Injury Reporting and Prevention Program

Dog Bites various articles - Meisterfeld, Ph.D.

Doggone Crazy - Dog Bite Prevention Board Game. Learn about dog behavior and communication.

ER Dog Bite Information from Australia

Fatal Dog Attacks Sacks, MD

Family Paws Dog Bite Prevention

HSUS - Resources for Dog Bite Prevention

It's summer time, and the dogs are biting - CNN

Kids and Dogs: A Common Sense Approach Understanding dog bites: how they occur and how how to prevent them

Peterson Law Offices, PC What To Do After a Dog Bite

Texas 1996 Severe Attack Surveillance Summary

Why Dogs Bite A Guideline for Children - Denver Dumb Friends League

Law

Dog Bite Law - Attorney Kenneth Phillips

Law and Dogs - About.com

Wisconsin Assembly Bill 92

 


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