Skin cancer in the face and in the mouth

The operative treatment of congenital and acquired changes of the skin and mucous membranes is a routine procedure in the Klinik Professor Sailer. Large changes which lead to extensive resection defects are treated using the operation techniques of reconstructive plastic surgery.

These include congenital anomalies of the blood vessels (port-wine stains) and different forms of cancer of the skin and mucous membranes. Reconstructive surgery after tumours on the eyelids, lips and nose represent particular aesthetic and functional challenges. The preservation of the sensitive nervus trigeminus and the nervus facialis, needed for motoric and expressive function, take the highest priority.

Skin cancer of the face: Preservation of the nerves takes the highest priority

It is extremely important to take aesthetics, expressive function and the role of the face as our most important means of communication into account. This also applies in the case of tumour removals and defect reconstruction. The Klinik Professor Sailer has special nerve detectors which aid preparation in the facial area and reduce the risk of injuring the nerve to a minimum.

Body tattoos can also be removed

Using special surgical techniques, even extensive body tattoos which have been treated without success in the past can be removed. Professor Sailer is able to return exaggerated lips which have been over-injected to a beautiful shape and restore correct function.

Benign and cancerous changes of the exterior skin

Benign and cancerous skin changes (naevi, basal cell carcinomas, spinaliomas, melanomas etc.) are generally treated and removed by dermatologists. Large changes in various body regions and on the nose, at the corner of the eye, on the eyelids and lips, which lead to extensive resection defects, are treated using the operation techniques of reconstructive plastic surgery, which Prof. Sailer is using with highest expertise.

Patient report

Mr. Karakurt, Switzerland

My story of misfortune and fortune that could only have been written by life itself!

About two years ago I developed extreme pain in the right cheek.

My dentist suspected an infected tooth root and thereupon began to treat each tooth in the right upper jaw, one after the other, without success and without discovering the cause of the pain. He prescribed me medication over and over again, which unfortunately did not help

Case 1 skin cancer on nose

Photo on the left, before treatment: Skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma) on the bridge of the nose near the eye. Due to the malignant tumour, it is essential that surrounding tissue is also removed at the same time. In this case, at a diameter of 3cm.

Photo on the right, after the treatment: 10 months afterwards and the scars are hardly visible anymore.

Case 2 skin cancer at the nose

Photo on the left, before treatment: Enormous skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma) in the lower side nasal area. Due to the malignant tumour, it is essential that surrounding tissue is also removed at the same time.

Photo on the right, after the treatment: 6 weeks after defect coverage with glabella grafts and nasolabial grafts. Scars are hardly visible anymore.

Case 3 skin cancer at the nasal ala

Left: Skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma) at the nasal ala. Due to the malignant tumor there must be removed surrounding tissue. In this case a diameter of 0,43 inches.

Right: Result without distortion of the nasal ala and without visible scars.

Case 4 skin cancer of the ear

Photo on the left, before treatment: Skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma) of the outer ear. Due to the malignant tumor, it is essential that surrounding tissue is also removed at the same time. In this case, at a diameter of 2.1cm.

Photo on the right, after the treatment: 6 months after reconstruction without deformation of the ear.