Lips are also common sites for occurrence of skin cancers. Basal cell cancers typically occur on the upper lip whereas squamous cell cancers occur on the lower lip. Lips serve a vital role in cosmetic beauty of the face and are an important functional structure for speech, chewing, and swallowing.
Lip reconstruction by Sam Naficy, MD following removal of a basal cell carcinoma
Lip Reconstruction Slide Show
You may wish to browse through the gallery of representative before and after lip reconstruction pictures. Click on any of the thumbnails to enter the slide show. All reconstructive surgery procedures were performed by Dr. Sam Naficy.
If you are interested in having Dr. Naficy perform reconstruction of your skin cancer you may contact us to schedule an appointment for plastic surgery evaluation. One of our nursing staff will contact you and conduct a phone interview to assess how we may best serve your specific needs. We can help you decide whether you are a suitable candidate for Mohs, whether you will require plastic surgery repair of your defect, and whether IV sedation anesthesia will be required. We will also review your skin cancer biopsy results and can expedite your referral to a qualified Mohs specialist.
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