Skin Cancer Reconstruction

Serving Orange County: Newport Beach and Fullerton, CA

CancerMany types of skin cancer are treated through surgical removal. In order to minimize scarring and improve the appearance of the treated area, I can perform reconstruction in conjunction with your dermatologist or perform skin cancer removal with the assistance of an on-site pathologist.

Is This You?

Here are some of the common reasons I hear about why a person is considering skin cancer reconstruction:

  • I don’t want to have a large, unsightly, noticeable scar after skin cancer surgery
  • I am having Mohs skin cancer surgery and my dermatologist recommended you to close the wound

I encourage you to contact us online or call 949-759-0980 today to schedule a consultation at my Newport Beach or Fullerton offices in Orange County and learn more about skin cancer reconstruction options. Along with my supportive staff, I am committed to helping you reach your cosmetic goals and I will take the time necessary during your consultation to give you my recommendations and educate you about all your options.

I can perform reconstruction in conjunction with your dermatologist or perform skin cancer removal with the assistance of an on-site pathologist.

Dr. Savalia

Mohs Reconstruction

Most of the skin cancer reconstruction procedures I perform are done following Mohs surgery. Your dermatologist performs the Mohs surgery, which involves removal of very thin layers of skin and microscopic analysis of the removed skin to check for the presence of cancer cells. After your dermatologist is satisfied that the cancer has been treated fully, I can then perform the necessary reconstruction of the skin defect. This procedure can be performed right after the dermatologist has finished or soon after.

Skin Cancer Removal and Reconstruction

In some cases, I can remove skin cancer myself, with a pathologist on site to verify that all cancerous cells have been removed. After the surgery to remove the cancer is complete, I then perform the reconstructive part of the surgery.

Recovery and Results

The length of recovery time needed after skin cancer reconstruction varies depending on factors such as whether the reconstruction is performed as part of the initial procedure or at a later date and the extent of surgical repair required. In addition to surgical correction, the appearance of the treated area may be further improved by using fat transfer, a dermal filler such as JUVÉDERM® or Belotero®, or a chemical peel.

For more information on skin cancer reconstruction, I encourage you to contact us online today.