The removal of some types of skin cancer can leave a very large defect, which demands the skill of a specially-trained medical professional to improve it. One of Dr. Funcik’s most satisfying procedures is treating skin cancer of the face and reconstructing the resulting defect so that it isn’t as noticeable.
If you’re looking for an outstanding surgeon that address skin cancer reconstruction in Charleston, you’ve come to exactly the right place.
What Is Reconstructive Skin Cancer Surgery?
The way that many types of skin cancer is treated is for the cancerous tumor or mole to be removed, which stops the cancer from spreading to other parts of the body. But when the tumor or mole is removed, it will frequently leave behind a hole in the skin.
Our Mount Pleasant, SC skin cancer reconstruction treatment involves the closure of these left-behind holes, which restores the skin as well as other vital tissues to the area.
Our goal is to achieve an aesthetically-pleasing appearance to the area, minimize scarring, and preserve the area’s function.
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Repairing Skin and Raising Spirits
Patients often come to us at a low point, having been diagnosed with cancer and fearful of permanent facial deformity—yet most facial cancers are very curable, and with skilled skin cancer reconstruction, can be quite inconspicuous.
Dr. Funcik loves helping cancer patients see their faces the way they remember. By repairing the left-behind hole in the skin, a significant difference can be seen, which has a lasting effect on the patient.
Whether the type of skin cancer is basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, or melanoma, Dr. Funcik has the skill and expertise to restore the appearance of the skin in a graceful and subtle way.
What Areas are Most Commonly Treated?
Skin cancer can develop on any skin surface, but it’s most common for it to develop in aesthetically critical areas that are often exposed to a lot of sunlight, such as the lips, eyelids, cheeks, ears, and especially the nose. It also commonly develops on the hands.
The nose is typically the most common area for skin cancer to form. It is also one of the more challenging areas of the face for skin cancer reconstruction. There are no wrinkles to hide the scars, so they must be camouflaged by directing them to areas of shadow or contour change.