Skin cancers can also occur anywhere on the body but are more common on face and head. Goal of treatment is to remove them totally and reconstruction to achieve best possible functional and aesthetic (cosmetic) result.
Hearing a diagnosis of “cancer” is very difficult to accept. Understanding that treating your skin cancer may result in scars or disfigurement can also be troubling. Your plastic surgeon understands your concerns and will guide you through treatment and explain the resulting effect on your health and appearance.
Treatment of skin cancer, much like any form of cancer, may require surgery to remove cancerous growths
- Your plastic surgeon can surgically remove cancerous and other skin lesions using specialized techniques to preserve your health and your appearance
- Although no surgery is without scars, your plastic surgeon will make every effort to treat your skin cancer without dramatically changing your appearance
- For some people, reconstruction may require more than one procedure to achieve the best results
Fortunately, most skin cancers can be removed by plastic surgeons. In many cases, the resulting scar will be barely visible, or will be concealed within the natural folds and contours of your face.
Depending on the type of tumor, treatment may require collaboration with other specialists like oncologist, oncosurgeon, pathologist or radiation therapist about which your plastic surgeon will advise you.