After skin cancer excision or Mohs surgery, skin cancer reconstruction can help restore the cosmetic appearance of the skin. At Newport Plastic Surgery, we offer skin cancer reconstruction through Dr. Go, one of the most well-known plastic surgeons in Irvine, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, and the nearby cities of California.
What is Skin Cancer Reconstruction?
Skin cancer reconstruction is performed after skin cancer surgery, and involves rebuilding and restoring the wound to eliminate or minimize scarring. It also helps to restore the maximal amount of function to the area. Skin cancer reconstruction is often performed immediately following Mohs surgery once cancerous lesions are excised. Reconstructive surgery can be performed under a local anesthetic, which means treatment is safer and more affordable, and you will be able to go home the same day.
How Much Does Skin Cancer Reconstruction Cost?
The cost of a skin cancer reconstruction procedure can vary depending on the extent of treatment necessary to deliver optimal results. In some cases, your health insurance provider may cover a portion of the cost of treatment. When you schedule a consultation with Dr. Go of Newport Plastic Surgery, his staff will review your insurance coverage in order to determine your situation. However, please note that Dr. Go is out-of-network with all insurance carriers and that there are no guarantees that they will cover the cost of your treatment, which you will be responsible for. We do offer competitive out-of-pocket rates for skin cancer reconstruction and other reconstructive surgeries. We also offer financing through CareCredit® to make this and other treatments more affordable.
Am I A Good Candidate for Skin Cancer Reconstruction?
Essentially, anyone who is a candidate for Mohs surgery is a candidate for reconstructive surgery. In general, the ideal requirements are:
- You must be in good general health
- You must not smoke
- You should have realistic expectations for the results of reconstructive surgery
What is Involved in Skin Cancer Reconstruction?
Dr. Go uses a number of different techniques to repair the excision site depending on the depth and the extent of the wound. He may employ a number of techniques including wound repair with stitches, grafts or flaps, taking into consideration all of the functional as well as aesthetic requirements of the reconstruction to optimize the final result.
How is Recovery From Skin Cancer Reconstruction?
Your recovery process will depend on the extent of surgery performed during your skin cancer reconstruction procedure. Some patients may experience only a few days of downtime, while patients who receive more extensive surgeries may require longer recovery periods. During your consultation, Dr. Go will let you know what to expect during your recovery.
If you are located in Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, or Irvine, CA, contact us today to schedule a consultation with triple board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Go. Newport Plastic Surgery is proud to offer skin cancer reconstruction and other reconstructive surgery techniques to the residents of Southern California.