Five Surgeries Later ... Fifteen years after having lentigo maligna (a form of melanoma) excised from her cheek by another surgeon, this patient went to Dr. Andrew Kaufman at the Center for Dermatology Care in Thousand Oaks, Calif. After two laser surgeries a year earlier, which resulted in residual redness, she sought reconstruction for a recurring melanoma. The second image shows the surgical defect after Mohs surgery, a step-by-step tissue removal process. The third image was taken immediately after reconstruction, and the final result shows her healed face. Not all melanoma patients are so lucky.
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