A skin cancer diagnosis can be difficult to deal with. You may find yourself trying to pinpoint when it could have started and what you could have done better to prevent it from happening. Along with a worrying medical diagnosis, you may be concerned about any scars from the removal process. We here at Corpus Plastic Surgery are here to help you through the entire process, from biopsy to removal to scar revision.
Patients who have been diagnosed with any type of skin cancer are candidates for removal. Your doctor will inform you of your options for removal based on the location and type of cancer.
There are several ways to remove skin cancer that depend on the type of cancer present and the size of the growths. If the area to be treated is small, a simple excision can be performed. Your doctor will make a small incision, remove the area of cancer growth, and then close the incision.
We also perform surgery where small pieces of tissue are removed, frozen, and examined by a pathologist while you wait, similar to Mohs surgery. The results of this examination will help your doctor to identify the borders of the cancer growth to ensure that all cancerous cells have been removed. Tissue will be removed and examined until clear margins are found. When that process is complete, the wound can be reconstructed.
Dr. Bindingnavele specializes in cosmetically conscious reconstruction after skin cancer removal. He does his best to ensure that any scarring is as inconspicuous as possible.
Recovery from your skin cancer removal will vary depending on the area treated and the extent of your incisions. Dr. Bindingnavele will provide you with postoperative instructions and inform you of what to expect during your recovery. Specific techniques to make sure you have the best results will be explained to you.
While Dr. Bindingnavele does his utmost to leave you with cosmetically pleasing results, there may be some scarring. Depending on the type of skin cancer, you may require other treatments such as radiation. Your doctor will inform you of your options.
Why Choose Dr. Vijay
Dr. Vijay is very unique in the sense of his great customer care, service and experience. He approaches each client as an individual and takes the time to thoroughly understand their needs and desired results.