Millions of people are treated for skin cancer each year in the U.S., and thankfully, most survive. Skin cancer may be more common than other types of cancer, but it is also easier to detect. Any odd growth or change in a mole should be examined by a physician. If treatment is needed, the lesion may need to be removed. Dr. Christine Blaine and our team at Blaine Plastic Surgery offer cosmetic repair for patients who have gone through skin cancer treatment, as well as skin cancer removal, at our clinics in New York.
Mohs surgery is the most common and effective option for removing skin cancer lesions. The process involves removing the cancerous lesion by taking away thin layers around the lesion and looking at them under a microscope. If there are any cancer cells, another layer is removed until there are no cancer cells. This method of skin cancer treatment is very effective, but it can leave a large “hole” in the skin and tissue. Dr. Blaine provides Mohs repair surgery to improve the appearance and minimize any scarring.
Cancer Lesion Removal
For those who are not candidates for Mohs surgery, Dr. Blaine can also surgically excise certain cancerous lesions in whole and repair the defect immediately afterward. These could be a small mole or lesion that can be surgically removed without the need for using the Mohs technique. Dr. Blaine can use her expertise to remove the lesion and leave the area with a minimal scar using plastic surgery techniques.
If you have been diagnosed with skin cancer, the most important goal is to ensure it is properly removed and treated to prevent any spread. However, if you need a larger skin lesion removed and are concerned with the cosmetic effects of the needed treatment, contact us at Blaine Plastic Surgery for a consultation. We have locations in NYC, Staten Island and Huntington, NY.