Mouth and lips deformed by Dog bite made normal
A patient named Prita ( name changed ) recently visited Richardsons Dental and Craniofacial Hospital requesting us to correct a scar deformity on her face. The scar was located at the junction of the upper and the lower lips, called as the commissure. She had already had a few surgeries done to try and correct the defect but the improvement was not significant.
Dogbite- before after image
When we asked her how she got this kind of a scar she said it was for an old childhood injury due to a dog bite many years ago….
Apart from not being able to close her mouth shut properly, the deformity was affecting her self-confidence.
It has been estimated by WHO that injuries due to dog bites are as common as 17 in every 1000 people in the world It is more prevalent in males than in females and this is seen in younger males more because they are out of their houses longer for earning purposes and hence more chances of getting exposed to stray dogs.
RICHARDSONS dental and Craniofacial Hospital, Nagercoil is located 68 kilometres from Trivandrum (Thiruvananthapuram), Kerala’s capital. It is well connected by air from India’s business capital Mumbai and also New Delhi. The local Nagercoil railway station is well concerted to various South Indian large cities like Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Cochin. Madurai is the largest and nearest city in south Tamilnadu.