Gregory Diehl, M.D.

Specializing in Reconstructive Plastic Surgery of Skin Cancer

Board Certified in Plastic Surgery since 1992

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Cheek

The cheek is the next most common area for skin cancers. There is more elasticity and movement of the cheek skin, so the repairs are more straightforward if the defect is small. These are closed in a slightly curved line, making sure the scar falls on a natural crease. Larger defects may be closed by rearranging the skin in a geometric pattern, when a straight or curved line would not fit well in the particular area. It is remarkable how well scars on the cheeks can fade into the skin when placed carefully in the same direction as a natural crease.

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Straight lines running along the junction of the nose and cheek blend in very well.... read more

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Patient 2

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Straight lines running along the junction of the nose and cheek blend in very well.... read more

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Patient 3

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Straight lines running along the junction of the nose and cheek blend in very well.... read more

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Patient 4

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The natural crease from the nose to the lip (naso-labial fold) is another important landmark to follow when planning the closure. These can “disappear” very well also.... read more

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Patient 5

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Often one has to look very close-up to spot the closure site. The type of skin also plays a large role in the “invisibility” of a closure line. Light skin conceals scars better than dark skin.... read more

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Patient 6

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This is a transposition flap, because a straight line would be too long and be too close to the eye. The geometric pattern also works well where there is less of a natural crease.... read more

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Patient 7

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It is amazing how well the skin can heal and hide scars when they are placed on crease lines.... read more

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Patient 8

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This patient has added make-up which truly makes it look like nothing happened.... read more

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Patient 9

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Even moderately large defects can “disappear” with proper planning and technique.... read more

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Patient 10

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Skin defects close to the eyelid are closed with re-arrangements. If looked at very closely, the scar line goes across the junction of the eyelid and cheek. Scars that are at borders and junctions a... read more

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