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Skin Cancer Reconstruction in Wilmington and Dover, DE

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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?

Using skin grafts and tissue transfers, Dr. Martini can fix areas of your skin where cancerous lesions have been excised. If you have had Mohs surgery or skin cancer treatment elsewhere, the aesthetic results can leave you unsatisfied with how you look. Dr. Martini is trained in Mohs surgery as well as plastic surgery, so he sees patients that need full skin cancer treatment along with reconstruction, as well as patients who have had only treatment and now need to fix the work of a surgeon not trained in the art of cosmetic surgery.

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?

The best way to determine the type of reconstruction you need after skin cancer or in conjunction with Mohs surgery is through consultation with Dr. Martini. He is an expert in skin cancer as well as both functional and cosmetic facials surgeries. This blend of experience allows him to design a personalized plan that fits your unique needs when it comes to reconstruction. He will examine you, review your medical history, and take into account all of your questions and concerns.

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.

How Much Does Reconstruction Cost in Wilmington or Dover, DE?

During our initial consultation, we will go over all costs associated with your particular procedure. Depending on the type of hair restoration that is right for you, as well as your established goals and priorities, the cost will vary. Our office accepts CareCredit®, a simple alternative to cash and credit cards, so you can finance your procedure without hassle.

Additional Skin Cancer Treatments

Dr. David V. Martini, board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, recognizes that each patient has unique requirements and desires. His services have improved the lives of people from the Wilmington and Dover, DE areas as well as Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Dr. Martini specializes in performing Plastic Surgery, Skin Rejuvenation, Hair Restoration, Skin Cancer Treatment and Nasal/Sinus Conditions. Please call 443-345-4131 today to schedule your initial consultation.