This 71 year-old man was referred by his Thousand Oaks primary care physician for Mohs surgery of a squamous cell carcinoma of the left eyebrow (forehead).
The skin cancer was removed in a three-stage Mohs procedure that traced out the roots of the squamous cell carcinoma. The surgical defect after removal of the entire skin cancer measured 1.9 x 1.4 cm. In order to close the defect and reconstruct the eyebrow the wound was repaired using an advancement flap. The flap moved the lateral eyebrow medially so that hair-bearing tissue reconstructed the eyebrow. The patient was very satisfied with the final cosmetic result, which resulted in a complete eyebrow without loss of eyebrow hairs.