The Mohs Cancer Reconstruction
before and after pictures below
represent actual patients for whom
Dr. Morin has cared.
Mohs/Skin Cancer Reconstruction
Patient Information: Nasal sidewall reconstruction was performed on this woman's nose following Mohs excision of a basal cell carcinoma skin cancer. A full thickness skin graft was used in order to obtain excellent color, thickness and texture match in this anatomic subunit of the nose. The patient had an excellent result and the reconstruction is barely noticeable at conversation distance.
Patient Information: A forehead flap reconstruction was performed on this woman's nose in order to reconstruct the nasal tip and supra tip area following a Mohs excision of basal cell carcinoma skin cancer. The final result reveals an excellent skin color, thickness and texture match and an overall beautiful result. A forehead flap is used on larger defects of the nose that cannot be reconstructed by other means.
Patient Information: Reconstruction of this gentleman's right nasal ala was performed using a bilobed flap adjacent tissue transfer following a Mohs excision of a basal cell carcinoma. Due to the thickness of the skin in this area, adjacent nasal skin was transferred to the nasal ala in order to reconstruct this essential anatomic structure. The result is a well contoured and symmetric reconstruction that is barely noticeable at conversation distance.
Patient Information: A composite graft reconstruction of this woman's columella was performed using skin and soft tissue from the back of her ear following a Mohs excision of a basal cell carcinoma skin cancer. The result shows an excellent skin color and thickness match and an overall excellent result that is barely noticeable.
Patient Information: This 57 year old man had a biopsy proven basal cell carcinoma involving the nasal tip and nasal alar on the left side of his nose. The patient underwent Mohs excision of his skin cancer and was left with a large defect that required a complex reconstruction. Based on the size, depth and location of the defect, the decision was made to perform a bilobed flap adjacent tissue transfer. By "borrowing" skin from the upper part of the nose and transferring it to the lower part of the nose, Dr. Morin was able to successfully reconstruct the patient's Mohs defect. The patient is seen in these photographs just before surgery with the bilobed flap marked on the nasal skin, and three months after surgery. The after photograph demonstrates a normal appearing nose with excellent shape, contour and symmetry, and a maturing scar that is barely noticeable at conversation distance.