Mohs Cancer Reconstruction

Complex Nasal
Reconstruction

As a board-certified plastic surgeon and craniofacial surgeon,
Dr. Morin leverages many years of sub-specialty training, surgical
experience and compassionate care to successfully restore form,
function and integrity to the intricate nasal architecture.

Written by Dr. Morin

Before & After Photos

Complex Nasal Reconstruction

Complex Nasal Reconstruction - Before and After Treatment Photos - female patient 1

Patient Information: A composite graft reconstruction was performed on this woman who had undergone a Mohs excision of the basal cell carcinoma skin cancer involving the columella of her nose. While skin grafts alone are usually not sufficient for nasal reconstruction, composite grafts, which are skin grafts that also contain other layers of soft tissue, can produce excellent results. This patient is seen 6 months following her reconstruction and the columellar scar is barely noticeable.

Complex Nasal Reconstruction - Before and After Treatment Photos - female patient 1

Patient Information: A full thickness skin graft with a small amount of underlying fatty tissue was used in order to reconstruct the upper half of the nose in this patient who had undergone a Mohs excision of a basal cell carcinoma skin cancer. The skin of the upper half of the nose is thinner than the skin of the lower half of the nose. As a result, a slightly modified full-thickness skin graft can be used to obtain an excellent result in this area. This patient is seen 1 year following her reconstruction and her skin graft is barely noticeable.

Complex Nasal Reconstruction - Before and After Treatment Photos - female patient 1

Patient Information: An extremely complex nasal reconstruction was performed on this gentleman who had a large portion of his nose resected by a Mohs dermatologist secondary to a basal cell carcinoma skin cancer. All three layers of the patient’s nose, including lining, structural support, and skin, were missing and therefore required reconstructed. The skin was used to reconstruct the nasal lining, rib cartilage grafts were used to restore the necessary nasal support and a forehead flap was used to recreate the nasal skin. The patient is seen here 1 year following his final reconstructive procedure. All components of the nose have been successfully reconstructed and the aesthetic appearance is excellent.