Reconstruction

After the skin cancer has been completely removed, a decision will be made on the best method for treating the wound created by the surgery. These methods include letting the wound heal by itself, closing the wound in a side to side fashion with stitches, and closing the wound with a skin graft or a flap. During the preoperative evaluation, the methods which might be appropriate to your case will be discussed with you; however, in most cases, the best method is determined on an individual basis after the removal of the cancer is complete. We may complete your reconstruction in our office, or refer you to other surgical specialists for repair.

PHDermatology