Basal cell carcinoma
Squamous cell carcinoma
Often after a biopsy has been performed and cancer identified as present, patients require further operations to remove all affected cells.
For smaller areas, the wound can be repaired with stitches alone, but for larger areas, plastic surgery may be required to fix the gap left by the removed skin. This is done by using either of both of the following methods:
• Skin grafting – a thin sheet of skin will be taken from an inconspicuous area of your body and grafted onto the cancer site to fill and cover the excision area.
• Skin flaps – this is a more specialist type of plastic surgery for skin cancer and uses local skin and tissue adjacent to the wound, which is lifted and rotated into the defect where the skin cancer was removed. If appropriate, this technique gives an excellent colour match and minimises the signs of surgery.
As a skin cancer specialist, Mr Marsh has carried out thousands of plastic surgery procedures to help minimise the physical and emotional effects of skin cancer. He works with care and precision to ensure the most natural looking results and is always happy to talk you through the process and answer any questions you may have.
To book your appointment with Dan at any of his London specialist skin cancer clinics, and to discuss the best form of plastic surgery for your skin cancer removal, call 0203 733 2069.