Feel at ease after skin cancer with reconstruction by Dr. Berman
Many patients are scared once they are diagnosed to have cancer – they are frightened of its consequences not to mention the possible disfigurations after the oncologic surgery. I have allayed much apprehension in my skin cancer patient population by showing them pictures much like the ones presented in our gallery. Multiple times I have been told how comfortable they have felt once they can see that they can be “put back together” and look as they looked before the Mohl’s extirpative surgery.
Patients who have had skin cancer excised and are nervous about how the healed scar will appear are typically candidates for the procedure. Dr. Berman is a double-board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon with decades of experience in facial aesthetics. His experience and artistic eye have helped many patients over the years find their confidence.
The process associated with facial skin cancer reconstruction varies greatly from patient to patient. Some patients with more extensive resultant deformities may require skin grafts or local flaps to improve the cosmetic appearance of the removal site. Dr. Berman will examine the removal site and create a custom treatment plan to best treat your cosmetic and functional concerns.
Post-procedure, the treatment area will be bandaged and secured using stitches or adhesives while it heals. During the healing process, it will be important to keep the wound clean and dry in order to avoid potential complications. Dr. Berman and his staff will supply you with at-home instructions in order to promote proper healing.