Our physicians frequently repair facial defects that result from skin cancer removal. Many of these patients have recently undergone Mohs surgery, a specialized technique for removal of facial/skin malignancies. Common procedures include flaps and grafts.
Full Thickness Skin Grafting is the most straightforward procedure for repair of facial defects. In this procedure, skin is removed from a “donor site,” usually the lower neck or behind the ear, and the donor site is then closed. The skin is then cut to the appropriate shape and sewn into the defect. While this is usually the least invasive option for treatment, it may not always provide the skin color and thickness match that flaps typically offer. Our physicians are happy to answer any questions and provide extensive counseling regarding which option may be right for you.