Why Choose A Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Choose a board-certified plastic surgeon and be confident you are in the care of a highly-trained surgeon you can trust.
You will have to decide if the risks and potential complications of skin cancer removal surgery are acceptable.
You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure.
The risks include:
These risks and others will be fully discussed prior to your consent. It's important that you address all your questions directly with your plastic surgeon.
Skin grafts have an added risk that the graft may not "take" and therefore additional surgery may be necessary to close the wound.
Once you have been diagnosed with skin cancer, you are at a higher risk to develop another skin cancer. Skin cancer may reoccur. So, it's important to discuss the signs of skin cancer with your physician, regularly perform self-examinations for suspicious lesions and schedule an annual skin cancer screening.