Rhinoplasty – Case 32
This courageous woman had her nose bitten off by a dog. Determined to restore her dignity and self-esteem, she embarked on a series of surgeries designed to use her body tissues to remake her nose.
Top row: At her initial visit several days after injury
Middle row: After pre-fabrication of nostrils with cartilage grafts and skin grafts to forehead, the entire unit was transferred to reconstruct the complex defect
Bottom row: After inset and fine tailoring, her nose is restored with her own tissues. This case demonstrates the most complex variety of rhinoplasty surgery and combines both reconstructive and cosmetic techniques.