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Dr. Hootan Zandifar

Skin Cancers Involving the Eyebrow: Clinical Considerations

by Dr. Hootan Zandifar
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Case presentation A female patient in her 40s presented with a lesion of the left eyebrow that had been increasing in size for several months. A biopsy of the lesion was positive for basal cell carcinoma. She underwent Mohs excision of the lesion with a resulting defect. The defect was 1.5 cm by 1.5 cm […]

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The Rare Case of Microtia

by Gabriel Davoodpour
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What is Microtia? Microtia is a congenital condition that results in the deformation of the external ear. Microtia is relatively rare and occurs in 3 out of every 10,000 births. Treatment options have traditionally been a challenge for surgeons around the world. The difficulty in treating this condition resides in the complex structure of the […]

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Nasal Skin Cancer Reconstruction

by Leah Thomas
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Non-melanoma skin cancers are the most common type of cancers overall. They primarily affect areas of the body that are exposed to the sun. The face and the nose are especially at risk to these cancers due to their prominence. These types of cancers are caused by extensive and prolonged exposure to the sun or […]

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Treatment of Multiple Skin Cancer Lesions

by Dr. Hootan Zandifar
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Question: I have multiple skin cancers on my face. Should I remove them all at once or at different times?  Case Study A male patient in his 60s is noted to have two separate skin cancers on the right side of his face. He has a larger squamous cell carcinoma on the cheek just below […]

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Skin Cancer: Nasal Reconstruction and Scar Management

by Dr. Hootan Zandifar
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Question: I’m having skin cancer removed from my nose. How long should I expect to have before my scar is noticeable? Case Study  The patient is a male in his 50s who noticed a small bump growing over the tip of his nose for a few months. He presented to his dermatologist who took a […]

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Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Reconstruction of the Scalp

by Dr. Hootan Zandifar
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I’ve had a large squamous cell cancer on my scalp. I would like it removed but I am also concerned about the defect. What should I do?  Case Study  The patient is a 74-year-old male who noticed a crusting lesion of his scalp. This grew rapidly. A biopsy of the lesion was consistent with squamous […]

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Basal Cell Cancer: Reconstruction of the Nose

by Dr. Hootan Zandifar
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I had a small bump on my nose that my dermatologist said was basal cell cancer. I had it resected and now I have a huge hole in my nose. I need my face to look its best for work and would prefer to have the best result possible. What should I do? Figure 1: […]

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Microtia: Congenital Deformity of the Ear

by Dr. Hootan Zandifar
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Question: My child has been born without one ear. What should I do? Discussion: Microtia is a relatively common congenital ear deformity where the ear is either underdeveloped or completely absent (also referred to as anotia). It can be associated with a narrow ear canal or no ear canal at all. Depending on the degree […]

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Micro-Mini Lift®: Shorter Recovery Time Than a Facelift

by Michael Godin
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Question: I am currently in my 40s and I have recently started to think about a facelift to enhance my appearance and give me a more youthful look. Because of my busy lifestyle, I feel that I may not be the best candidate for a full facelift. My friends told me about the Micro-Mini Lift […]

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The Micro-Mini Lift®: Minimally Invasive Facelift

by Michael Godin
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Question: I’m a 45-year-old woman and am beginning to see signs of loose skin around my jaw and neck areas. I’ve considered undergoing a traditional facelift but my work and lifestyle have never really allowed for the extended recovery time. Can the Micro-Mini Lift provide me with the results that I am seeking given my […]

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Derrick Rose: Orbital Fracture Precautions

by Dr. Hootan Zandifar
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CHICAGO, October 6, 2015 – Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose suffered a left orbital fracture during practice earlier this week after taking an elbow to the face. He underwent successful repair surgery on September 30th. Team coach, Fred Hoiberg, stated that he expects Rose to be available to play in the season opener on […]

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