The face including the cheek, lip and nose are prominent features. After skin cancer excision (sometimes by a Mohs surgeon), often this may leave defects in noticeable areas of the face.
Techniques to reconstruct these very visible regions of the face range from small local tissue rearrangement, using similar quality skin grafts from other regions of the body, to small flaps and borrowing tissue from other parts of the face. It is of utmost importance to achieve an aesthetically pleasing result that is also functional.
Restoring a “normal” appearance is a key portion of any reconstruction and may need a series of procedures to achieve such a result. Scars from prior trauma or previous surgeries can also be improved by such reconstructive techniques.
Dr. Wang has much experience with these types of reconstruction of the face, especially from her time in fellowship training at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.