The entire skin lesion is removed including the appropriate margins according to the latest guidelines of skin cancer management. There are several types of wound closure.
Direct closer: Wound is closed directly side by side.
Flap: there are many types of skin flaps that your doctor will discuss with you according to the size and position of the skin lesion. By using a flap, the wound is closed by mobilising the skin from a neighbouring area without completely cutting the skin off. This is done by rotating the skin or loosening and advancing it to cover a nearby area. This procedure requires intricate skills which are confidently provided by our skin doctors to achieve a cosmetically favourable outcome.
Skin graft: when direct closure is not possible, skin is removed from a distant area to completely cover the wound area. There are two types of skin grafts.