Reconstruction Case 8



This female in her 70s had a skin cancer on the tip of her nose. She had it removed by a Mohs’surgeonand was referred to Dr. Guy for closure. Given the qualities of the skin of the nose, to close defects this size skin needs to be recruited. This patient underwent a nasal dorsal flap where skin from between the eyes and from the top of the nose is rotated down. She is 6 weeks after her surgery and doing well. You can see how well everything is healing and how minimally visible her incisions are. The added benefit of this lift is that it helps raise up the tip of the nose. This is beneficial in patients over the age of 50 as part of the natural aging process, the tip of the nose droops. She is very pleased with this reconstruction that was performed in the office.