About Acid Attacks
left: First operation in which dead skin is removed up to muscle tissue.
right: Total facial reconstruction Glyaderm “artificial dermis” and
Subcutaneous “body’s own” fat transplants,
eyebrow transplantation; medical laser treatments,
Growth factors from your own blood (PRP), Microneedling
plastic surgeons: Jorge Luis Gaviria, Jennifer Gaona, Linda Guerrero, Marco Antonio Salazar and Ali Pirayesh
- The acid can quickly eat away the skin, the fat layer under the skin and in some cases even the underlying bone.
- Eyelids and lips can be completely destroyed and the nose and ears can be seriously damaged.
- The skull is partially destroyed/deformed and the hair is lost.
- Ear cartilage is usually partially or completely destroyed; deafness can occur.
- Eyelids can become burned or deformed, leaving the eyes extremely dry and prone to blindness. Acid directly in the eye also damages vision and sometimes causes blindness in both eyes.
- The nose can become shrunken and deformed; the nostrils can close completely due to destroyed cartilage.
- The mouth becomes shrunken and narrow and may lose its full range of motion. Sometimes the lips can be partially or completely destroyed, exposing the teeth. Eating and talking can become difficult.
- Scars can extend from the chin to the neck, causing the chin to shrink and extremely limited range of motion in the neck.
- Inhalation of acid fumes usually causes respiratory problems, aggravating restricted airways (the esophagus and nostrils) in acid patients.