Welcome to the South Carolina Skin Cancer Center and the web site of Dr. James DeBloom. Dr. DeBloom specializes in Mohs micrographic surgery, dermatalogic surgery, and skin cancer. Please call us for more information.
Skin flaps are created by moving nearby healthy skin to cover a surgical wound. A skin flap keeps its own blood supply but is moved, either by a sliding or lifting motion. Like a side to side closure, there will be at least one deep layer and one superficial layer of sutures. Flaps result in a larger scar line than the original surgical site but are designed in a way to be camouflaged by the surrounding skin lines and facial curves.