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David W Kim M.D. | Rhinoplasty Specialist

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The Case of Nasal Reconstruction After A Dog Bite

Dr. David Kim walks through a case study of a woman who was a victim of a dog bite on her nose. His strategy was to use a combination of skin excision and cartilage graphic. The skin on the bridge of the nose was removed in an elliptical manner in order to reduce the height of the bridge. He increased the tip by using a small amount of cartilage to increase projection. There was reduction of cartilage in the central portion of the bridge to make sure that the skin would drape down to the lower bridge. In order to create the straightness of the profile he added a little cartilage into the upper portion of the nose.

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