Facial skin cancers

The face is made up of several highly specialised structures – such as the eyelids, nose, lips and ears – all in close proximity to each other. This, together with the need to consider a good cosmetic outcome, can make surgery to treat facial skin cancers challenging.


Special care

Complications can occur following surgery of the face, including drooping or outward turning of the eyelid (ectropion), nasal valve collapse making it difficult to breath through the nostrils, and weakened lip muscles and drooling. A greater level of skill is required by surgeons treating facial skin cancers to reduce the risk of such complications, while optimising cosmetic outcomes and minimising the appearance of scars.

As one of only a few surgeons fully trained in both head and neck and plastic surgery, Dr Ch’ng specialises in the treatment of facial skin cancers.

Get in touch

If you’d like to know more about our head and neck, plastic or skin cancer surgical services, or if you have a question for Dr Ch’ng, we’d love to hear from you.

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