“Specializing in Reconstructive Plastic Surgery of Skin Cancer”
Board Certified in Plastic Surgery since 1992
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.