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Facial Scar Revision Surgery After a Dog Bite Injury: The Good and the Bad

The doctor has recommended scar revision surgery for the facial scar you suffered after a dog bite. As you consider your options, you may wonder if facial scar revision surgery is right for you.

Here Are Some Things to Think About

According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Inc.:

  • Scars may be made to look better, but they cannot be erased.
  • Sometimes more than one treatment, technique, or surgery is required in order to improve the appearance of a scar.
  • Patients may feel discomfort after surgery.
  • Health insurance typically does not cover the costs if the surgery is performed for cosmetic reasons. This may be true even if the scar is a physical reminder of a traumatic event or interferes with your self-esteem or self-confidence.

As always, you should talk to your doctor about the potential risk and benefits of any medical procedure, including facial scar revision surgery.

Don’t Let Cost Be the Reason You Skip Scar Revision Surgery

It can be very frustrating to be in a position where you want facial scar revision surgery and you can’t afford it. Accordingly, it is important to consider future facial scar revisions surgeries when you are negotiating your dog bite settlement. You will not be able to recover additional money later if you decide to get facial scar revision surgery in the future and you have already settled your dog bite case. Instead, the time to consider the costs of such surgeries is now with the help of an experienced dog bite lawyer.

To learn more about how to value future surgeries and protect your rights, please fill out our free contact form on this page and please read a free copy of our dog bites brochure.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham
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