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Farmer’s face reconstructed by plastic surgeons at Civil Hospital | Ahmedabad News

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Farmer’s face reconstructed by plastic surgeons at Civil Hospital | Ahmedabad News

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Ahmedabad: Pravin Bhobhi, a resident of Ankla village near Idar in Sabarkantha district, was at his farm in mid-January. During the night hours, a wild animal attacked him in sleep. Bhobhi could not see the animal as it gnawed at his face and damaged about 40% of it including his left eye and ear. He was first taken to Himmatnagar Hospital and then was shifted to Civil Hospital in Ahmedabad for further procedure.
“He had lost left eye, part of nose and lips along with the entire cheek in the incident. A flap from his thigh was used to create his cheek, whereas tissues from his mouth and forehead were used for his nose and eye,” said Dr Jayesh Sachde, a plastic surgeon at Civil Hospital.
The reconstructive surgery lasted for 10 hours where teams from plastic surgery, ophthalmology and anesthesia participated. The experts said that Bhobhi’s exposed tissues are now covered. “The entire recovery might take over a year with a series of smaller procedures. The damaged eye cannot see but differentiate between light and dark,” said an official.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, the plastic surgery department performed about 1,300 surgeries, said Civil Hospital officials.

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