It is very difficult to accept a cancer diagnosis. Realizing that treating skin cancer can result in scars or disfigurement can be troubling and daunting. Dr. Oliver P. Simmons understands your concerns and fears and will lead you through treatment and explain the effects the results will have on your health and appearance.

Like any form of cancer, skin cancer may require surgery to remove cancerous growths. Our plastic surgeon can remove cancerous and other skin lesions using specialized surgical techniques to preserve your health and appearance. No surgery is without scars, but our plastic surgeon will make every effort to treat your skin cancer without dramatically changing your appearance. Reconstruction will close the skin cancer defect, but no reconstruction is perfect. There will always be scars at the incision sites. There may be textural, color, or other visible differences of the skin in reconstructed areas. Every effort is made to restore your appearance as closely and naturally as possible. However, the most important thing is that your skin cancer is successfully cured.

It is essential to follow our plastic surgeon’s instructions exactly so the surgery will be successful. The surgical incisions should not be subjected to excessive force, swelling, abrasion, or motion during healing.

For more information about skin cancer reconstruction in Lexington, South Carolina, and to schedule an appointment, contact Simmons Plastic Surgery today.

*Results and patient experience may vary.