Right cheek (along nasojugal fold)Case ID: 0510
Close-Up: Surgical Hole After Skin Cancer Removal
Close-up: Plastic Surgical Reconstruction by Dr Hussain
Close-up: Long Term Result
Surgical Hole After Skin Cancer Removal:
This patient underwent Mohs surgery for a skin cancer on their right cheek approaching the side of the nose.
Plastic Surgical Reconstruction by Dr Hussain:
To minimise the amount of scarring on the cheek itself, I performed a ‘bridge rotation flap’ which borrows skin from the nose and moves it along to cover the hole. It creates a U-shaped scar pattern as seen with the sutures in place.
Long Term Result:
The natural contour and volume of the cheek is restored thereby giving a pleasing cosmetic result.