Reconstruction of the Forehead & Scalp
The main goal of forehead and eyebrow reconstruction following removal of skin cancer is to avoid distortion of the surrounding boundaries (hairline and eyebrows). Following Mohs surgery on the forehead and eyebrows, the patient will have either a skin or skin and muscle defect.
Ways of reconstructing forehead and eyebrow defects include:
- Primary Closure (suture the wound)
- Local Flaps (using skin from the area adjacent to the defect)
Your physician will choose the type of reconstruction based on the location, size and depth of the skin defect. In addition, the patient’s goals with the reconstruction (simplicity of the reconstructive process versus the best cosmetic outcome possible), the patient’s health status and past medical problems will also be important in the decision-making.