About half of Americans will develop skin cancer by the time they reach the age of 65. If you are having a cancerous or precancerous lesion removed, Dr. Jason Stubbs can work with your skin cancer surgeon to perform reconstruction, minimizing the appearance of the skin excision.
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More about Skin Cancer Reconstruction
Skin cancer reconstruction involves rebuilding the area where skin cancer or a precancerous lesion needs to be removed. The goal is to make the skin repair as invisible as possible, as if the cancer and the surgery never happened. This type of plastic surgery can help people who have had skin cancer surgery feel “whole” again, and is particularly important when skin cancers are removed from areas such as the face and neck that are highly visible.
Skin Cancer Reconstruction Candidates
Reconstruction is easier to perform and has better outcomes when performed on early-stage skin cancers and precancerous lesions. The sooner they are removed, the better. If you have been diagnosed with melanoma, irregular moles, basal cell carcinoma or another type of skin cancer, it is likely that Dr. Stubbs can help with the reconstruction process after surgery.
To spot skin cancers as early as possible, we recommend following the A-B-C-D-E method. Any of the following changes to an existing skin growth should be evaluated by a dermatologist:
- Border irregularity
- Color variegation
Delayed vs. Immediate Reconstruction
Dr. Stubbs performs skin cancer reconstruction when the skin cancer is first removed (immediate reconstruction), or sometime after the initial skin cancer surgery (delayed reconstruction).
- Immediate Reconstruction: As soon as your skin cancer is removed, Dr. Stubbs begins the reconstructive process. While it is more convenient, not everyone is a candidate for this approach. Dr. Stubbs can coordinate with your skin cancer surgeon to determine if immediate reconstruction is the best approach based on your diagnosis and treatment plan.
- Delayed Reconstruction: In some cases, it’s best to delay reconstructive surgery until you have had time to heal. Delayed skin cancer reconstruction is best if your skin needs time to heal. This may be the case for people who have Mohs surgery, or who have more advanced skin cancers.
Skin cancer and skin cancer removal doesn’t have to leave a lasting mark on your appearance. can leave a lasting impact on your appearance. Dr. Stubbs is dedicated to achieving the look of the skin after surgery, so you are left with minimal scars and skin damage.
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