By Nadja Maril
When she was 5 years old, Kelly Sullivan was attacked by a dog and the upper half of her lip was torn half way off. A plastic surgeon in the emergency room repaired her wounds.
“I decided then that I wanted to be a plastic surgeon,” said Sullivan, of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of Annapolis.’
Today, dog bites and traumatic lacerations from sports or falls are some of the most common types of injuries Sullivan sees when children come to her office for treatment. But children come to see plastic surgeons for other reasons too.