A cancer diagnosis is very difficult to accept. Skin cancer excision creates a tissue defect that may require surgical repair. Careful planning is necessary to achieve great results and to avoid problems. Dr. Hall understands your concerns and will guide you through treatment and explain the resulting effect on your health and appearance.
The specific reconstructive plan is based on several factors:
- the defect itself – size and location
- the patient – skin type, age, medical conditions, expectations of result
- the financials – certain reconstruction are labor-intensive (expensive), other reconstructions may achieve 80% of result for 20% of the cost.
Reconstructive surgery after skin cancer resection requires a surgeon to have excellent working knowledge of skeletal and muscular anatomy, in addition to advanced understanding of the nervous system within the deep facial tissues. Board-certified in both Facial Plastic Surgery and as an Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) specialist, Dr. Hall understands the complex issues involved in delivering results that are both cosmetically appealing and functionally and anatomically sound.