Skin Cancer Treatment: Lip / Chin
Skin cancers can and do affect the lip and its surrounding structure. When reconstructing lip defects, it is important to consider not only the cosmetic appearance of the reconstruction but also the functional aspect of the lip. Lip plays a major role in both eating and speech. These functions must be preserved when performing surgery in this area.
Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Lower Lip
Patient is a 50-year-old female with squamous cell carcinoma of the lower lip. She underwent Mohs surgical excision and came to OHNI for closure. An O to T flap was used to close this defect. This flap allows for closure without distortion of the lip contour or function of the lip.
Patient is a 74-year-old male with a biopsied lesion of the lip consistent with arteriovenous hemangioma. He underwent a wedge excision of the lesion with reconstruction by Dr. Hootan Zandifar. Despite the large excision the reconstruction resulted in good cosmetic outcome as well as maintained functional aspect of the lip.