|Skin Cancer Doctors Ltd - Whangarei||
Marking the incision on the top of the 67 yr olds ear to ensure complete removal of the Basal Cell Carcinoma. The ear is being held forward by the assistants finger that you can see.
The graft was harvested from the neck behind the lower part of the ear. Most of the fat is removed from the graft using curved scissors. The graft needs to have some holes in it to prevent blood collecting under it. The blood would separate the graft from its nutrient source and then the graft would fail.
The graft needs pressure on it to make it heal well so the vaseline gauze is tied in place and needs to stay there for at least three days.
Five days post graft
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