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Facial Skin Cancer Surgery reconstruction

This page aims to reassure patients and offer visual representations of possible outcomes following facial skin cancer reconstruction.

On attending nurse-led wound clinics following Skin cancer surgery, many patients are still shocked/surprised by the surgical outcome.

At the time of consultation, the procedure is explained verbally and with the aid of diagrams. This is to enable a patient to understand the procedure they are consenting to undertake. Despite this, it is often difficult for a patient to visualise the out come of the surgery process.

This page gives Maxillofacial patients the opportunity to see photographs of previous patients who have gone through similar, if not the same procedures as them. It focuses on the process, from scar development to healing period. It takes around 12 months for scarring to develop and each patient is individual when it comes to healing.

Please note: all of the patients photographed below have consented to their photos being used for this purpose.

Rotation Flap Cheek


Post surgery

Two weeks post surgery

One month post surgery

Three months post surgery

Classic Glabellar Flap


Pre surgery

Post surgery

Post surgery (surgery removal)

One month post surgery

Pre surgery

Post surgery

One month post surgery

One month post surgery

Vertical Triangular Advancement Flap


Pre surgery

Post surgery

Suture removal 

One month post surgery

Pre surgery

Post surgery

Three months post surgery

Pre surgery

Post surgery

Three months post surgery

Pre surgery

Post surgery

Three months post surgery

Karapandzic Flap Reconstruction


Pre surgery

One month post surgery

Two weeks post surgery

Suture removal

Two months post surgery

Rhomboid Flap Cheek


Pre surgery

Post surgery

One month post surgery

Pre surgery

Post surgery

Post surgery (suture removal)

One month post surgery

Pre surgery

One month post surgery

Helical Rim Reconstruction


Pre surgery

Post surgery

Suture removal

One month post surgery

Pre surgery

Post surgery

Three months post surgery

Bilobed Flap Lateral Nose


Pre surgery

Pre surgery

One month post surgery

Post surgery

One month post surgery

Three months post surgery

Bilateral Advancement  Flap


Pre surgery

Post surgery

Two months post surgery

Pre surgery

Post surgery

Two months post surgery

Three months post surgery

Dorsal Nasal Flap


Pre surgery

Post surgery

Suture removal

One month post surgery

One month post surgery

Paramedian Forehead Flap


Pre surgery

Post surgery

Second stage

Two weeks post second stage

Three months post surgery

Three months post surgery

Nasolabial Flap


Pre surgery

One week post surgery

One week post surgery

One week post second stage

One month post second stage

Pre surgery

Post surgery first stage

One month post surgery (second stage)

One month post surgery (second stage)

Transverse Triangular Advancement Flap


Pre surgery

Post surgery

Suture removal

Six weeks post surgery

Pre surgery

Post surgery

Three months post surgery

Full Thickness Skin Grafts


Pre surgery

One week post surgery

Post surgery

Six weeks post surgery

Six months post surgery

Pre surgery

Post surgery

One month post surgery

Pre surgery

Post surgery

One month post surgery

Six months post surgery

Pre surgery

Post surgery

Pack removal

One month post surgery

Three months post surgery

Pre surgery

Pack removal

One month post surgery

Three months post surgery

Pre surgery

One week pack removal

One month post surgery

Three months post surgery

Pre surgery

Post surgery (pack)

Pack removal

Two months post surgery

Purse String/Round Block Suture for Partial/Total Closure of Wound


Two weeks post surgery

One month post surgery

Three months post surgery

Swirl Flap/Pinwheel Reconstruction


Pre surgery

Post surgery

One month post surgery

Three months post surgery