The three major types of skin cancer have different characteristics that determine the extent of surgery required to remove them. Basal cell carcinoma can invade surrounding tissues and melanoma can quickly spread throughout the body. Squamous cell carcinoma can cause significant damage by growing deep into the skin.
If your cancer was caught early, you may not need reconstructive surgery. But sometimes removing all the cancer also means losing a lot of skin and tissue. As a specialist in reconstructive surgery, Dr. Mirali can repair the disfigured area.
Skin cancers are removed by trained dermatologists using a variety of surgical techniques. Some dermatologists may have experience in reconstruction, but they’re focused on identifying and removing all of the cancer while keeping as much of the healthy skin as possible. To get the best results, your cancer treatment team should include a plastic surgeon with expertise in reconstruction.
When deciding who should perform reconstruction surgery, consider these factors:
When you need delicate or complex reconstruction following skin cancer removal, you need Dr. Mirali and his specialized experience in soft tissue reconstruction. Call Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates to schedule a consultation before your cancer surgery because reconstruction is often performed at the time of cancer surgery or shortly afterward. Don’t worry about your appearance following skin cancer surgery. Let Dr. Mirali guide you through the process.
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