Skin Cancer Before and After Pictures in Syracuse and Ithaca, NY

Case 1

This patient had a skin cancer which was removed by her dermatologist. Because defect on the nose can contract over time and potentially affect breathing, local reconstruction to repair the defect is ideal. The pictures on the right is taken 4 months after the repair by Dr. Kim.

Case 2

This patient had basal cell carcinoma of the nose. Dr. Kim collaborates with dermatopathologist (pathologist with special expertise in skin tissue evaluation) to provide a same-day frozen section evaluation to ensure complete excision with adequate clear margin. On the same day, Dr. Kim repaired the skin defect with bilobe rotational flap in which surrounding skin from the side of nose and cheek is recruited to fill the gap. By using this repair technique, potential complication such as retraction of nostril margin is minimized. The pictures on the right are about 1 month after the repair.

Case 3

This patient had squamous cell carcinoma of the temple. Dr. Kim collaborates with dermatopathologist (pathologist with special expertise in skin tissue evaluation) to provide a same-day frozen section evaluation to ensure complete excision with adequate clear margin. On the same day, Dr. Kim repaired the skin defect with rotational flap in which surrounding skins from the cheek and behind the ear were recruited to fill the gap. With careful design of the flap, the incision scar is aligned with the existing natural crease line around the ear. Subsequent scar line is nearly imperceptible after healing. The pictures on the right are about 1 month after the repair.

Case 4

This patient had basal cell carcinoma of the forehead. Dr. Kim collaborates with dermatopathologist (pathologist with special expertise in skin tissue evaluation) to provide a same-day frozen section evaluation to ensure complete excision with adequate clear margin. On the same day, Dr. Kim repaired the skin defect with bilateral advancement flap to utilize the laxity of surrounding forehead skin.
Left: Patient presenting with the skin lesion
Right: 1 month after the repair.

Case 5

This patient presented with a large cutaneous horn of the cheek. While the cutaneous horn itself is not a malignant lesion, often time there could be skin cancer hiding at the base of these horns. Therefore Dr. Kim scheduled a same-day excision and repair of this lesion with dermatopathologist (pathologist with special expertise in skin tissue evaluation). Once learning that there is squamous cell carcinoma, he performed complete excision with adequate clear margin. On the same day, Dr. Kim repaired the skin defect using cervicofacial advancement flap technique in which the laxity of surrounding cheek and neck skin are recruited.
Left: Patient presenting with the skin lesion
Right: 1 month after the repair.

Case 6

This patient had basal cell carcinoma of the ear. Dr. Kim collaborates with dermatopathologist (pathologist with special expertise in skin tissue evaluation) to provide a same-day frozen section evaluation to ensure complete excision with adequate clear margin. On the same day, Dr. Kim repaired the skin defect with advancement flap to utilize the laxity of adjacent ear lobe skin. The pictures on the right are about 1 month after the repair.

Canon EOS T3i 1/160 F10 ISO Auto / 1600-3200 on EFS 18-55 len. All photos are untouched original files with patient written consent for Dr Kim. Any unauthorized use, copying, or diseminating of the photos without written consent is strictly prohibited.

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