Skin cancer must always be dealt with as soon as possible when it is discovered. When larger cancerous legions have been removed from the skin, skin cancer reconstruction is typically necessary. This may require the use of a flap.

A flap is a section of tissue on another region of the patient’s body that is carefully surgically transferred to the area where the lesion once was. This flap may feature skin, muscle tissue, and fatty tissue. Using this flap for skin cancer reconstruction helps to recreate a smooth, natural look for the skin in the region.

With the help of Dr. Jason Lichten, an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, you’ll find out if the flap reconstruction technique is necessary for your skin cancer reconstruction. Set up a consultation by contacting our office today.