I am 48 years old, male and I have had surgery on my face and nose for skin cancer. While I did not lose most of my nose, there is a substantial gouge out of it. Would a nose job be necessary to fill the gouge?

The prevalence of skin cancer is rising. Patients with biopsy-proven skin cancer on the face should consider not only removal of the skin cancer but also reconstruction of the subsequent defect. As a facial plastic surgeon, I perform a variety of reconstructive techniques of nasal skin cancers. If you have a “gouge” in your nose, you may benefit from one of these reconstructive procedures to improve the overall appearance of the nose. The reconstructive technique I would recommend depends upon the location of the “gouge”.