Location: Murrieta, CA
Member since 6/11/2008


  • 12 total posts
  • 6 questions

Questions from skywalker

Scar Treatment After Mastectomy?

I have bright red scars after a mastectomy 2 months ago. They are flat and not painful but wider than I would have liked. Is there a treatment that I can use to minimize the... READ MORE

Alternative to Facelift for Skin Tightening?

I'm 50 look supposedly good for my age, no deep wrinkles. I'm not ready for a Facelift but I'd like my skin to be a bit tighter.I'm developing jowls, and have increasingly... READ MORE

Moh’s micrographic surgery for melanoma in situ/lentigo maligna?

Diagnosis: melanoma in situ on the dorsum of my nose approximately 6 mm but the margins are ill defined. The biopsy path report indicates that the margins are involved. The... READ MORE

Nose reconstruction after melanoma removal?

Melanomas on dor sum needs to be excised. MOHs Dr say with 8mm margins, then goes to pathology , which will determine next steps. Dr says he's not a plastic surgeon. He can... READ MORE

What kind of staining should be used for melanoma excision?

Diagnosed with melanoma in situ dorsum of my nose. Apparently different pathologists use different staining techniques, some of which are more costly. I read that 25% of... READ MORE

What size margins for melanoma in situ on nose dorsum?

I need to have a melanoma in situ excised. The literature mostly recommends 5 mm margins. My surgeon says that the newer recommendation is 9 mm margins. Given that it is on the... READ MORE

Recent comments from skywalker

I am happy that you are happy. Like all others, I would love to see your pictures. Please post. Be well. READ COMMENT

Should I or should I not? That is the question. And your report has been encouraging. You are are very brave, spunky, and generous lady. Thank you for sharing your information in detail. It is encouraging. You are also a very talented,... READ COMMENT

Congratulations on getting your cancer completely removed and thank you for posting. I am facing surgery with reconstruction on my nose for melanoma removal. I am searching for pictures of what successfully grafted areas on the nose can... READ COMMENT

Bugjune: it sounds like your mixto tm was not correctly done then if you have a burned scarred look underneath your eyes. Very sorry to hear that. Did you get a second opinion on whether the Mixto was in/correctly done? Your doc might... READ COMMENT

Bugjune: It is amazing that you can still have such a balanced view of the procedure despite your disaster. Kudos to you. That raises the questions in my mind: Do you see any benefit to your skin? READ COMMENT