I had MOHS laser to remove extensive basal cell carcinoma on my nose, and then a "flap" surgery to cover the damage? (photo)
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Forehead flap thoughts...
As noted, the paramedian forehead flap is a workhouse flap to repair large and/or complicated nasal defects especially after Mohs surgery. I find that the forehead flap is one of the most cosmetic and useful flaps for repairing large Mohs defects. Forehead flaps can be performed in as few as two stages while many perform this is in three stages. I commonly utilize the CO2 ablative laser to smooth out any areas of thickness or contour irregularities. This is a very safe and low risk procedure that may be of benefit.
Forehead flap repair of Mohs defect
Stephen Weber MD, FACS
Denver Facial Plastic Surgeon
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