I had a sore pop up on my ear. It would scab over, peel, scab over, peel, .... Dermatologist said it was Basal Cell Carcinoma. The Dermatologist did the all day cut, lab work, more cutting, more lab work thing. I lost quite a bit of the top of my ear.
When the Dermatologist said he 'got it all', two other doctors (plastic surgeons?) came in, 'butterflied' my ear, shifted some skin from the back of my ear, folded it over, and rebuilt the top. You can't even tell now unless you know where to look.
My wife loves TV medical shows and to my surprise, the doctors let her watch over their shoulders. She loved it. Most of the details of what they did, I got from her.