You’ve won the battle against skin cancer, but your victory has come at a price. Your surgical removal, combined with the damage done by the cancer itself, has left you disfigured. This is especially unsettling if it is on your face or your scalp, in a place that everyone can see.
Regardless of where your body has been changed by skin cancer and the treatments that could save your life, it is extremely upsetting to see how your skin has been marred by your illness. If you feel like all you want to do is hide from the rest of the world because of what skin cancer has done to you, skin cancer reconstruction can help you to feel good about yourself once again.
What is Involved in Skin Cancer Reconstruction?
Skin cancer reconstruction is a personal procedure that will depend on your situation. During a consultation at our office in Mount Pleasant, our plastic surgeon will pinpoint the area of concern and plan the best course of action to repair the damages that have occurred since you became a victim of skin cancer.
In order to remove cancerous cells, you may have undergone Mohs skin cancer surgery or excision. When the wound is small, a simple closure is enough. However, in more advanced cases, a wound of significant size may remain. In this case, you will need the talents of a plastic surgeon to help you to restore the appearance of your skin.
The exact details of the skin cancer reconstruction procedure will depend on the individual’s unique situation. However, one of our most popular techniques is the bilobed flap for skin cancer on the nose. Scarring and recovery time is minimal and the results can be transformational.
Learn More About Skin Cancer Reconstruction
No matter how upsetting it is to see the damage that has been caused by skin cancer and/or your skin cancer treatments, remember that it is your life that matters most. Our skilled plastic surgeon, Dr. Thomas Funcik, MD, can help you to gain your self-confidence back again, putting this challenging period of your life behind you.
Make an appointment for a consultation at our office in Mount Pleasant. Your wounds will be evaluated and our surgeon will determine the best plan of action to restore your skin to its beautiful state. Dr. Funcik will be your guide, helping you to reclaim your life after skin cancer. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation to learn more.