Skin Cancer Treatment: Cheek

Skin cancers of the cheek are unfortunately common because the cheeks are readily exposed to sun. Usually, the amount of skin laxity and various layers of skin allow for multiple options for closure of these defects. However, because there is little wrinkles in the cheek area, incisions are harder to hide and unsightly scars easily visible.

Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Right Temple

After Mohs Excision

Immediately after reconstruction with sutures in place

After reconstruction by Dr. Zandifar

Patient is a 45-year-old female with history of squamous cell carcinoma of the right temple. She underwent Mohs excision of the cancer and was referred to Dr. Zandifar for reconstruction. A local rotational flap was used to close the defect. In her case the flap was designed so that her hairline would not be disrupted. Here, 1 month after reconstruction with Dr. Zandifar the scars are almost non-visible.

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