Although necessary to preserve your health, skin cancer surgery can leave scarring and disfigurement, particularly when surgery is extensive or a wide excision technique is used. Our renowned reconstructive and plastic surgeons perform reconstructive surgery with artistry and skill to minimize the aesthetic effects of skin cancer surgery.
The surgical technique used in skin cancer reconstructive surgery will depend on the location and extent of the excision. It may involve a local flap, in which healthy, adjacent tissue is repositioned over the surgical wound. Another reconstructive option is a skin graft, in which a thin layer of tissue is removed from another area of the body and placed at the surgical wound site.