Skin Cancer Reconstruction in Wilmington and Dover, DE
Located in Elkton, MD and Dover, DE, and serving the residents of Maryland, and Wilmington and Newark, Delaware, Replenish Cosmetic Surgery Institute offers reconstructive surgery for patients with skin cancer.
Reconstructive surgery for skin cancer can be done at the same time as Mohs surgery, or it can be performed as a stand-alone procedure later on. Facial reconstruction can also be done on patients that have had Mohs surgery or tumors removed elsewhere with less than pleasing aesthetic results. Dr. Martini is highly skilled in restoring areas affected by skin cancer so that they blend more naturally with your skin and leave you with a positive appearance. From skin grafts to tissue transfers, Dr. Martini can help you fix damage caused by skin cancer excisions, because being healthy and looking your best are both important for you to improve your quality of life.
How Does Reconstruction Work?
For larger cases of damage, skin can be taken from a donor site on your body that matches the treatment area and grafted. For many patients, a flap technique is all that is needed to repair the skin, using nearby skin that is still attached and has its own blood supply; this often produces the best results. In the majority of cases, this type of reconstruction is limited to a small area, so recovery is generally quite rapid.
Many patients can return to their normal activities shortly after the procedure, as only local anesthesia and sedation are typically used. However, for larger areas or if the defect is located on the nose, the procedure may be more extensive, and recovery time should be planned into your schedule. Dr. Martini will help you to know what to expect in your particular case, with an eye on having you back to your normal routine as quickly as possible while still achieving the best possible medical and aesthetic results.
How Do I Know What Type of Reconstruction I Need?
Whether you are coming to him for treatment or reconstruction alone, he wants you to be healthy and look the best you possibly can. A consultation can help you set realistic expectations and determine the type of procedure which will give you personalized results and the best outcome for both your health and appearance.