Skin Cancer Reconstruction
Dr. Richardson and Dr. Cain have extensive experience with skin cancer of the face, nose, neck, ears, and scalp, and are often called upon to reconstruction of facial defects created by skin cancer resection, commonly performed by Dermatologists and known as Mohs Surgery. Many times, a patient will elect to have a Facial Plastic Surgeon repair the defect after the skin cancer has been removed, or a Dermatologist will refer the patient to us due to the location, size, or difficulty of the repair.
These defects often occur around the nose, mouth, ears, or eyes, and these areas are critically important for the aesthetic appearance and function of the affected structures. Defects in these areas may require complex closure, local tissue flaps, regional tissue flaps, skin grafts, cartilage grafts, or skin and cartilage grafts known as composite grafts. Any time an incision is made in the skin, a scar will be left behind, but our expertise will allow these injuries to heal quickly and minimize any scarring as much as possible. We also know that going through treatment for facial skin cancer can be a traumatic experience, so we make every effort to make the reconstruction process simple and pleasant for each patient.
In some cases, repair of skin cancer defects may require only a simple closure with a few dissolvable sutures placed under local anesthesia. In other patients, Mohs repair may require extensive undermining or flap procedures that might not be well-tolerated under local anesthesia. In these cases, we may be able to perform your procedure under IV sedation in our private surgical suite, or you may require general anesthesia at one of the local hospitals. Dr. Richardson and Dr. Cain can discuss these details with you in person. Mohs repair is something that we are passionate about, and is one of the most rewarding procedures that we perform.
We accept many different types of insurance coverage and will file any claims on your behalf with your insurance company.
Call us at (469) 362-6975 or CLICK HERE to schedule your consultation today, or have your Dermatologist call our office to coordinate your skin cancer reconstruction.