Face Procedures

Skin Cancer

When dealing with skin cancer, the involvement of a plastic surgeon can help reduce the impact of cancerous cell removal by minimizing scarring or preventing the distortion of features such as the nose, or eyelids. At Plastic Surgery Associates of NJ, we perform the removal of the cancerous cells or work with your dermatologist to complete the suturing or reconstructive aspects after the removal of impacted tissue. The techniques vary depending on the size of the area that needs to be removed in order to create clean margins (where there are no remaining cancer cells). Sometimes an advanced flap technique may be used, or a skin graft. A local flap involves repositioning nearby skin so that it covers the wound. Skin grafts involve the relocation of healthy skin from another part of the body.

Dr. Gary A. Tuma | Two Capital Way, Suite 505 | Pennington, NJ 08534 | Phone: 609-537-7000 | Fax: 609-537-7070      
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