Charting Orozco's Recovery: After the shotgun blast, Orozco was missing her entire chin, upper neck and most of her lower lip. Her surgeon Dr. Michael Fritz performed nearly a dozen serial revisions after Orozco's initial surgery and documented her progress in a series of digital pictures. Here, Orozco's left nostril is scarred shut, she is unable to close her mouth due to both upper lip scarring and insufficient length and paralysis of her lower lip. Most of her teeth are missing from the shotgun blast.
(Courtesy Dr. Michael Fritz)