Redefinition of Nasal Alar Rim After Dog Bite

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A 36-year old male patient presented with a distortion of the right nasal alar rim due to second intention healing after a dog bite occurred 10 years ago (Figure 1). The cicatricial alar margin retraction and the resulted asymmetry caused him subjective psychological discomfort and difficulties in social life especially in the relationship with his young sons. He presented at the authors' department with the aim of restoring nasal natural aspect, with the request to minimize the extent of facial scars.

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