Reconstructive Surgery

By: River Place Mohs & Dermatologic Surgery Center  06/13/2014
Keywords: reconstructive surgery

Reconstructive surgery uses repair techniques to restore the normal function and appearance of areas damaged by skin cancer. In many cases, a combination of surgical techniques are used to accomplish this task. In the simplest form of reconstructive surgery, scar revision is used to remove signs of scarring resulting from cancer surgery. Damaged tissue may also be handled through skin flap or tissue grafting. Microsurgery, such as Mohs microscopic surgery, is often used to repair skin affected by melanoma. While reconstructive surgery improves the appearance of sites damaged by cancer, it is not able to prevent recurrence of the disease.

Keywords: reconstructive surgery

Contact River Place Mohs & Dermatologic Surgery Center

Email

Print this page

Other products and services from River Place Mohs & Dermatologic Surgery Center

06/13/2014

Vectus™ Laser Hair Removal

Unwanted body and facial hair can be tedious to remove, either via shaving, painful waxing, or slow and potentially scarring


Cutaneous Oncology from River Place Mohs & Dermatologic Surgery Center thumbnail
06/13/2014

Cutaneous Oncology

Cutaneous oncology addresses skin cancer. This type of cancer is more common than all of the cancers combined. A cancer


Dermatologic Surgery from River Place Mohs & Dermatologic Surgery Center thumbnail
06/13/2014

Dermatologic Surgery

Dr. Snavely is uniquely trained in performing specialized procedures and groundbreaking treatments that restore the health and appearance of various


Mohs Surgery from River Place Mohs & Dermatologic Surgery Center thumbnail
06/13/2014

Mohs Surgery

In the past, most skin cancers were treated by removing all cancer cells as well as a margin of healthy