Facial Anomolies Resulting from Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is a common diagnosis occurring on any surface area exposed to a moderate amount of sunlight. These areas of cell overgrowth can range from mild to extremely severe depending on the individual case. After removal with a laser or skin excision, often there remains a defect needing coverage on the patients face. These wounds can be extensive and require surgical care via soft tissue manipulation.

The Procedures

Many of these procedures affect delicate areas of the face including ears, lips, and nose. Care and expertise are critical in reconstructing these zones. Local soft tissue and skin flaps are often used to care for these open defects. Dr. Bartlett utilizes a variety of techniques in order to cover these areas with the least amount of tension possible. Generally, scars are well hidden within the natural creases of the face.