The nose is a common location for skin cancers to occur. Early skin cancers can appear on the skin as non-healing sores, or pigmented lesions on the face. Dermatologists often use Mohs surgery to remove these lesions, and Dr. Vila is an expert in reconstructing these defects after surgery.
Closure of these defects in inexperienced hands may lead to distortion of the normal anatomy and disfigurement. Dr. Vila uses a number of techniques, including local flaps and grafts from the patient’s own body to reconstruct these defects, while maximizing the cosmetic and functional outcome.