Head & Neck
This patient had prior skin cancer removal and reconstruction of her right nose several years ago. She developed a new skin cancer on the left side now and underwent Mohs removal ensuring all of the cancer was gone. The resultant defect was quite large with exposed cartilage. After discussing several different reconstructive options, Dr. Geiger elected to first place a wound healing matrix (Integra) on the nose to allow some healing over the exposed cartilage. He then placed a thin skin graft over the area for final reconstruction. Here she is only 3 months later and already the defect is hardly noticeable. The graft will continue to fade and blend into the surrounding tissues over the next year for an excellent outcome.