The surgeon who operated on Caitlyn, the dog found muzzled with electrical tape last week in North Charleston, called her recovery "really amazing" and said she is expected to make a full recovery after undergoing plastic surgery on Wednesday
Dr. Henri Bianucci performed the surgery on the 15-month-old Staffie mix which took about two hours.
CAS officials say Banucci repaired Caitlyn's cheek and lips; originally the surgery called for work on Caitlyn's tongue, but doctors said it was not needed since the tongue was in better shape than they thought.
"Her tongue had sloughed a small area of dead tissue," Bianucci said in a statement. "The shape was roughly that of a maple leaf. It was really amazing. The combination of [hyperbaric oxygen therapy] and cold laser therapy reduced the tissue loss from the tongue to an absolute minimum."