After a skin cancer or other growth is removed, we want you to have the best outcome possible and have confidence to face the future! At Vivida Dermatology we care about scars, and we understand that expert care must be taken to plan the resonstructin that will provde the best cosmetic and functional result. Our providers have been highly trained in surgery, and have performed many thousands of reconstructions. They will take the time to explain the process, and to describe the options for repairing your wound. Usually the wound repair is performed the same day as the removal, but it may occasionally be postponed to a later date it it will provide a more optimal result.
Options for Wound Repair Include:
- Simple side-to-side repair – Also called primary closure or linear repair
- Skin flap – A flap of skin is released from the side of the wound and is brought in and carefully sewn to cover the wound
- Skin graft – Skin is harvested from another site on the body and placed to cover the wound
- Normal healing – Occasionally, allowing the wound to heal on its own provides the best appearance.
The skin surgeons at Vivida Dermatology are skilled at determining the best method for wound closure. We educate each other, attend conferences, speak and publish about surgical techniques, and care deeply about providing the best possible outcomes. We treat every patient carefully as a unique individual with your comfort and satisfaction being our ultimate goal.