Sensitive Facial Surgery

Large cancers or those involving sensitive areas like the nose, eyelid, ear, or lip often require flap or graft surgery for several reasons, including:

  • Cosmetic Outcome: Flap and graft surgeries are often chosen to achieve the best possible cosmetic results. These procedures aim to reconstruct the affected area and restore its appearance as closely as possible to its natural state.
  • Functionality: In addition to cosmetic concerns, reconstructive surgery in these areas also focuses on restoring functionality. For example, reconstruction of the lip or eyelid aims to maintain functions like speech, eating, and protecting the eye.
  • Preservation: These areas have limited tissue to spare, and removing large tumours can result in significant tissue loss. Flaps and grafts allow surgeons to replace the lost tissue and minimise the impact on function and appearance.
  • Aesthetic Considerations: The aesthetics of the face and head are particularly important because they play a significant role in a person’s self-esteem and overall well-being. Surgeons use various techniques to ensure that the final result is as natural-looking as possible.
  • Minimising Scarring: These procedures aim to minimise scarring and improve the overall appearance. Flap surgeries often involve transferring nearby healthy tissue to the surgical site, while grafts involve using tissue from another part of the body to cover the area.