Skin Cancer Repair
Millions of Americans develop or are treated for skin cancer in a given year, and as many as 20 percent will contract skin cancer. Most of these cases occur on the face. While many skin cancer cases are less fatal than other types of cancers, their treatment – typically removal of the cancerous skin – can leave behind a disfigured area, often with little healthy skin tissue remaining.
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Here reparative skin cancer removal surgery has restored the normal appearance of a young woman’s upper lip after skin cancer removal without affecting her lip line.
A local flap procedure has been used to reconstruct a patient’s upper lip after skin cancer removal.
Here a large cheek defect resulting from skin cancer removal has been repaired with a local flap procedure.
In this patient, skin cancer removal left a noticeable nasal skin defect. Dr. Thomas has restored normal-looking appearance by reconstructing the skin using a local flap technique.
In this patient, a bi-lobed skin flap was used to reconstruct a nasal skin defect following skin cancer removal.
This large nasal skin defect, a result of skin cancer removal, was reconstructed with a skin flap, restoring the nose to a normal appearance.
This patient’s skin cancer removal left a significant, thick loss of anatomy. Reconstruction was accomplished using a local flap.
A large cheek defect from skin cancer removal was repaired with a local skin flap procedure.
A circular defect of the upper lip from skin cancer removal was reconstructed with a local flap.
A defect of the central, upper lip area following skin cancer removal was subsequently reconstructed using a local flap technique.
An ear defect caused by removal of cancerous skin from the ear has been reconstructed as part of a skin cancer removal, producing a more natural look.
Here you will notice how the rim of the ear has been reconstructed following skin cancer removal. A skin graft was also used to rebuild the central ear region to repair the skin.
A defect caused by skin cancer surgery has been repaired in a skin cancer removal via reconstruction of the rim of the ear.
A skin flap has been used to reconstruct the “tragus” portion of the front of the ear in this skin cancer removal treatment.
The defect of the cheek in a patient following skin cancer removal is virtually undetectable after reconstructive surgery. With use of a skin flap technique, the area is much improved.
Here a patient’s chin area has been reconstructed in skin cancer removal via two “skin flap” procedures.