Living in Florida and being exposed to so much sun-- skin cancer is actually quite frequent. You may be asking “Why should I consult my plastic surgeon to deal with skin cancer?” Well, when it comes to skin cancers, a lot of the time you need to remove not only the cancer but some surrounding tissue. That tends to leave wounds which are slightly larger than what you might expect. So, it's important to get somebody who's trained and capable to not only cover those wounds but to do it in such a way to give you a good cosmetic outcome.
As plastic surgeons, we can treat you from an oncologic or cancer standpoint to get rid of your cancer, but we also move tissue around and hide scars to give you a nice cosmetic result as well. If you have been diagnosed with skin cancer or are concerned about spots on your skin don't hesitate to call us for your consultation.
There are several different types of harmful skin cancer that, left untreated, can lead to severe disfigurement. Symptoms can be difficult to recognize and greatly depend on the type of cancer as well as the severity level. Patients should seek immediate medical attention at the first sign of any abnormal skin growth, discoloration, bumps, sores or white patches. Individuals should especially watch for the warning signs of melanoma, a particularly dangerous and life-threatening cancer.
If you are concerned that you may have skin cancer, a great way to diagnose it is by visiting Dr. Paul M. Gardner or Dr. Leo M. Baccaro. Your chosen surgeon will perform a biopsy, and if it comes back positive for cancer, he will remove the affected skin.
To minimize further damage to the skin that can lead to severe disfigurement, patients who are experiencing skin cancer symptoms should schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Gardner or Dr. Baccaro by calling (239) 566-2611.