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Types of Surgery Used to Treat Dog Bite Scars

A dog is a great addition to any family. However, having a dog as a part of the family comes with great responsibility. It is the family’s duty to be loving, nurturing, and caring towards the new family member. Failing to properly care for and take responsibility for the dog can end terribly, as he may become the cause of a dog bite.

Those who have become the victim of a dog bite know firsthand the damages that may be associated with a dog attack. Although many of the wounds will eventually heal, a scar caused by a dog bite may last forever. It is the goal of many who have dog bite scars to eliminate them or to lessen their severity.

Dog bite scars are often treated by specific surgical techniques. Three types of surgery used to treat and revise a scar are:

  • Skin grafts. A skin graft is a type of surgery that transplants the skin from one part of the body to another. Skin grafts are often used for extensive dog bite scars that cover a large portion of the victim’s skin or scars that are in exposed areas, such as facial scars.
  • Dermabrasion. Dermabrasion is a form of surgery that involves surgical skin planning, or shaving off upper layers of a scar. It is generally performed in a medical facility by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon.
  • Laser surgery. Laser is a common form of surgery that a dog victim may undergo in order to repair smaller scars. There are different forms of laser surgery a dog bite victim may undergo, depending on the severity of the scar.

If you have sustained a wound that caused you to scar due to a dog bite, you may be entitled to compensation. It is important to act quickly and begin your dog bite case by contacting an experienced attorney. Call 800-800-5678 today to discuss your legal options in a free case evaluation.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham