Treating Skin Cancer In Austin

Skin cancer has become an alarming epidemic. The three most common forms of skin cancer are melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma, all of which are on the rise. Fortunately, the latter two forms are rarely fatal, and awareness has increased for all types, leading to earlier diagnosis and treatment. Additionally, the use of sunscreen and avoidance of prolonged sun exposure through education is increasing. Hopefully, these actions will decrease the incidence of skin cancer in the future.

Skin Cancer Reconstruction Before & Afters

*Each patient is unique, and individual results may vary.

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What Is Skin Cancer Reconstruction? 

Our surgeons are experts in treating skin cancer. They usually team up with a Mohs surgeon for the excision and then perform the reconstruction procedure the same day. Our surgeons strongly believe in using similar tissue for the reconstruction. Therefore, they use the most innovative local and regional tissue flap techniques to restore soft tissue defects. Each surgeon’s goal is to provide the patient with a result that closely resembles their pre-injury cosmetic and functional state.

Additionally, our surgeons coordinate the care of melanoma patients, working closely with surgical and medical oncologists to perform the latest in sentinel lymph node mapping and adjuvant treatment modalities.

Why Choose The Buckingham Center For Facial Plastic Surgery?

The Buckingham Center for Facial Plastic Surgery redefines the patient experience in skin cancer reconstruction. Our dedicated team, featuring a 24/7 facial plastic surgeon, draws upon over two decades of Austin expertise within our accredited surgical suite, ensuring the highest standards of care. As Austin's specialists in skin cancer reconstruction, our surgeons combine focused expertise with proven techniques. With unique skills, top-level training, and a genuine passion for your well-being, we provide cheerful, respectful, and professional care. Experience a journey marked by support, respect, and uplifting results.

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Skin Cancer Reconstruction FAQ

What Is Skin Cancer?

What Is Melanoma?

What Is Basal Cell Carcinoma?

What Is Squamous Cell Carcinoma?

What Procedures Are Used to Treat Skin Cancer?

How Can Skin Cancer Be Treated with Plastic Surgery?

Is Anesthesia Used for Skin Cancer Treatment?

What Is Skin Cancer?

Skin cancer is primarily caused by ultraviolet radiation exposure from the sun. It typically develops on the face, head, and neck. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the U.S. The three most common types of skin cancer include melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.

What Is Melanoma?

Melanoma is the third most common type of skin cancer. It most often occurs on the face, lips, and ears, though it can spread to other sites, including the lymph nodes and internal organs. Melanoma can prove life-threatening if left untreated. Moles that change in size, color, or shape, as well as new skin growths, maybe a sign of melanoma.

What Is Basal Cell Carcinoma?

Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer. It can appear in many forms and is the least dangerous type of skin cancer, as it is slow-growing and rarely spreads.

What Is Squamous Cell Carcinoma?

Squamous cell carcinoma is the second most common form of skin cancer, commonly occurring on the face, ears, and lips. It can sometimes spread to other sites like the lymph nodes and internal organs. Left untreated, this type of cancer can prove life-threatening. As with basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma can appear in many forms.

What Procedures Are Used to Treat Skin Cancer?

There is a variety of procedures available for the treatment of skin cancer. Surgeons at the Buckingham Center often team up with a Mohs surgeon. In so doing, the Mohs surgeon can perform the excision, after which our surgeon can perform the reconstruction, all on the same day.

How Can Skin Cancer Be Treated with Plastic Surgery?

After cancerous skin growths are surgically removed, plastic surgeons use their skill to reconstruct the surgical area. Surgeons often team up with Mohs surgeons, with the Mohs surgeon removing the cancerous growth and the plastic surgeon performing the reconstruction. These two tasks can be completed on the same day. The surgeons at Buckingham Center use the latest techniques to restore soft tissue defects to an appearance and function that is as close as possible to their pre-surgical state.

Is Anesthesia Used for Skin Cancer Treatment?

Some form of anesthesia will likely be used for your skin cancer treatment, though this will depend upon the particular procedure performed. Surgical procedures are often performed with both local anesthesia and sedation or general anesthesia.

Schedule Your Skin Cancer Consultation In Austin Today

To determine if a patient is a good candidate for this procedure, we recommend a private patient consultation. Our surgeons feel that successful facial plastic surgery results come from the development and maintenance of good rapport between the patient, the surgeon, and their staff during the consultation and future appointments. The consultation will include a complete facial analysis to determine the best procedure to bring about the desired results, and all questions relating to the patient’s specific concerns will be addressed.

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