Skin Cancer affects one in five Americans during their lifetime – with 80% of these cancers developing on the face, eyelids, nose, neck or scalp. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer while squamous cell carcinoma is the second most common type. Overall, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States with hundreds of thousands of cases being diagnosed and treated every year. There are several known risk factors that make some people more likely than others for developing skin cancer. These include:
SKIN CANCERS – BRIEF OVERVIEW:
WHAT IS FACIAL SKIN CANCER RECONSTRUCTION?
The goal of reconstructive surgery is to restore normal function and appearance after skin cancer removal – and is a highly individualized procedure which may require several stages. A number of techniques are used to accomplish this – and Dr. Yeh has specialized training and experience in skin cancer reconstructive procedures. If Mohs’ micrographic surgery is used to remove the skin cancer – Dr. Yeh can employ Moh’s reconstruction to restore facial appearance. Scars are to be expected with any type of skin cancer treatment, but Dr. Yeh uses advanced techniques to minimize scarring and obtain optimal results.
WHY RECONSTRUCTION FOR FACIAL SKIN CANCER?
Anyone who has a suspicious facial lesion or is diagnosed with skin cancer may be a good candidate. Mature, realistic expectations are important when having any surgical or cosmetic procedure. Dr. Yeh will determine during your personal consultation which technique is right for you and will personalize a treatment plan for your specific needs.
Dr. Yeh believes that the initial consultation is most important and should be done face to face with your surgeon. After listening closely and carefully to your concerns, Dr. Yeh is able to do a critical evaluation and make the correct recommendations to address your specific needs. It is during the consultation that you both arrive at a mutual understanding and trust than enables Dr. Yeh to tailor the treatment plan that is best suited to you – not somebody else. Set up a consultation for Skin Cancer Reconstruction in Orange County and Laguna Beach.
His skilled hands and extensive knowledge, combined with an artistic eye and experience enable him to achieve the most natural looking results possible.