With skin cancer reconstruction in New York, we can treat scarring or skin abnormalities after the removal of cancerous or precancerous lesions on the skin. The goal of the operation is to reconstruct the treated region and return it to its original, pristine state.
It is estimated that approximately 9,500 Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer every day. While these cancers can be found on any part of the body, most occur on the face, head or arms.
Dr. Cap Lesesne is a board certified plastic surgeon and an expert in skin cancer reconstruction, correspondent with the Skin Cancer Foundation and the American Cancer Institute. Having removed thousands of skin cancers each year, including squamous cell, basal cell, and melanoma, Dr. Lesesne’s experience allows him to remove skin cancers with minimal scarring, while preserving the form and function of the infected area.
Dr. Lesesne works with New York City’s top pathologist and dermatologist to ensure the highest level of safety and accuracy. Dr. Lesesne works in conjunction with leading MOHS surgeons to close and repair serious defects after MOHS surgery. Most of these procedures are covered by your insurance company with little to no cost to the patient. Our office is In-Network with most insurance plans, including Medicare. Please call our office to inquire about insurance coverage for skin cancer removal or skin cancer reconstruction.
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Why Undergo Skin Cancer Reconstruction?
Skin cancer and its removal can have a long-term effect on your appearance, and skin cancer reconstruction surgery can significantly improve the appearance of the treated region. Dr. Lesesne is committed to creating natural-looking results and will go to great lengths to minimize any apparent scars or skin damage.
Am I a Candidate for Skin Cancer Reconstruction?
You may be a suitable candidate for a skin cancer reconstruction procedure if you have a melanoma, irregular mole(s), basal cell carcinoma, or another type of skin cancer. Early-stage skin cancer patients are the best candidates for this treatment.
Your skin cancer reconstruction technique will be tailored to your specific needs and goals, as well as your anatomy. Dr. Lesesne will explore your options and design the best technique for you during your consultation. Dr. Lesesne’s surgical plan will be explained to you in detail, including the reconstructive approach that will be used and the recovery process.
Depending on the complexity of the chosen treatment, it can typically be executed under local anesthesia and/or sedation. Several techniques are available.
Because it needs less tissue manipulation, the flap technique is the most popular and favored method for skin cancer repair. It entails removing a flap of skin next to the afflicted area, moving it over the excised area, and securing it.
When there are natural creases to hide any scarring or features, this approach works well. Multiple flap incisions can be used to produce more complex reconstructions in some circumstances.
A skin graft is utilized for skin cancer reconstruction in more serious or challenging cases. A skin graft from another part of the body can be utilized to cover the surgical incision. The donor skin is usually taken from easily obscured portions of the body, and the excision site’s borders are sutured together if necessary.
Your recovery following a skin cancer reconstruction operation may be similar to that of any other plastic surgery procedure, depending on the extent of your procedure. During your initial recuperation, you’ll need to keep your incisions and bandages clean, and you should expect some swelling and pain, which can be handled with prescription drugs.
You may need only a few days of downtime or more, depending on the size and complexity of your surgery site. Because surgical marks might take months to disappear completely, we provide the most up-to-date scar-healing remedies for use during your recuperation to maximize your outcome.
Contact Us Today
Contact us immediately to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cap Lesesne if you have a cancerous lesion and want to learn more about skin cancer reconstruction in New York. We can go over your options with you and offer the best treatment plan to help you achieve your health and aesthetic objectives.
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You can’t get a more professional and diligent and talented surgeon. He spends as much time as you need for peace of mind with patience and kindness. He is beyond conscientious and his team is amazing! In terms of follow up – he is an email or phone call away and always accessible – as is his wonderful staff. I highly recommend Dr. Lesesne – I can’t imagine trusting anyone more.