Are you recovering from skin cancer in Atlanta? Plastic recovery surgery is designed to mitigate the aesthetic effects that result from skin cancer and mole removal. Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones is trained to treat both malignant and benign skin growths and to maintain the supporting structures beneath the skin for minimal scarring. All tumors vary widely in size, severity, and ability to regrow. The treatment method chosen for you will depend on these factors, as well as its stage of growth and its location on the body.
Using a scalpel, lesions and tumors are removed in a relatively simple procedure of excision and closure. When the tumor is large, requiring a large incision, a skin graft is taken from another part of the body in order to minimize scarring. Skin grafts are pieces of healthy skin that are taken from a discreet area of the body, a “donor site,” and applied to the area in need.
If the cancer is found to be spreading, major surgery is sometimes necessary, and skin flaps are used to reconstruct the affected area. Skin flaps are like skin grafts, but the former is different in that it is a section of living tissue that carries its own blood supply. Skin flap surgery can restore both the form and the function to areas of the body that have lost tissue, fat, muscle movement, skeletal support, and large amounts of skin. Call Dr. Jones today to discuss your skin condition and enjoy an explanation of all your possible surgical solution.
In Atlanta, plastic recovery surgery can get you back to the appearance you know and are comfortable with. Please call our office to schedule a consultation or for more information today.
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