After having surgery for basal cell carcinoma on the nose, what reconstruction options are available?

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ShawnAllenMD (Physician - Dermatology (Verified) ) - 06 / 22 / 2013

Most basal cell carcinomas occur on the nose (80%). My practice is predominantly composed of face and particularly nose skin cancers. This is an area where your surgeon needs to pay attention to the subtle and unique anatomy of the nose. There is both function and form to consider when repairing the nose. Based on where the cancer was located and the size and depth, different options may be more ideal for each situation. Finding a Mohs surgeon with an artistic skill set and profound understanding of the nasal anatomy is crucial to optimizing your outcome. In some instances, a facial plastic surgeon, who is trained first as an ear nose and throat surgeon may be involved, especially if the cancer removes all of the lining and skin of the nose.
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