DermNet provides Google Translate, a free machine translation service. Note that this may not provide an exact translation in all languages. A skin graft consists of skin taken from another part of the body and applied to the site where skin is missing. This may follow surgical removal of a skin cancer or an injury such as a burn or other trauma.
Plastic surgery - How it's performed - NHS
Back to Plastic surgery. Plastic surgery can involve a number of different techniques to move and manipulate body tissue. They'll explain in detail what will happen before, during and after surgery. You may also be given a psychological assessment. This is where a thin layer of skin as thin as tissue paper is shaved from an area that usually heals well, such as the thigh, buttocks or calf. The donor area usually take 2 to 3 weeks to heal and is pink for a few months before fading to leave a faint hardly noticeable scar. This is where the full thickness of skin the top layer and layers underneath are removed and the area is directly closed.
Facial Skin Cancer Reconstruction
Our Board-Certified FPRS surgeons, dedicated to the restoration of congenital or acquired defects of the head and face, offer a broad spectrum of services. After seven surgeries, this Myrtle Beach professional golfer is on a mission to raise awareness about basal cell cancer. Skin that is exposed to sunlight is the most susceptible to skin cancer formation, making the face one of the most likely sites for skin cancer to develop. The three main types of skin cancer include basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. The severity of these cancers can range from very small, superficial lesions that can be cured with topical or cryotherapy to large, invasive tumors that can spread throughout the body and require extensive surgical resection and potentially even radiation or chemotherapy.
Selecting the appropriate technique for surgical incisions, and reconstruction of facial defects after skin tumour excision has always been one of the surgeon's biggest concerns. The aim of this study is to compare the results between the local flap and skin graft to reconstruct cheek defects after basal cell carcinoma excision. All patients were followed up for 12 months, postoperatively.