Skin cancer is one of humankind’s deadliest foes. It destroys not only one’s physical appearance, but also one’s emotional and spiritual foundation. Contact with the sun’s harmful UV rays or poor genetics can results in melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, or squamous cell carcinoma. However, if skin cancer is diagnosed early enough, it is entirely treatable.
What Kind of Reconstruction Might Occur?
There are different types of techniques with different levels of complexity. Sometimes wounds are closed directly. Sometimes local tissue is advanced to close the wound. Special techniques may be used to import larger amounts of necessary tissue which is vascularized, will heal well and will minimize visible scarring. Some patients are good candidates for grafts. Dr. Shermak will create a treatment plan that optimizes wound coverage and cosmetic outcome.