Skin cancer and reconstruction in Fort Pierce – Can a plastic surgeon treat skin cancer?
Skin cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the outermost layer of the skin, called the epidermis. Unfortunately, this type of cancer is very common: 1 out of 5 Americans will develop skin cancer before the age of 70. This means that there is a strong demand for skin cancer and reconstruction in Fort Pierce and other cities.
But what does a plastic surgeon have to do with skin cancer? Although with other types of cancer a plastic surgeon will have no involvement, in skin cancer they can both remove the cancerous growth and reconstruct the skin below.
The removal of growths can be made by a dermatologist or by a plastic surgeon, but the task of reconstruction is usually undertaken by a plastic surgeon. The goal is to restore the normal form and function of the affected skin, leaving as few traces of surgery as possible.
Skin reconstruction is a surgery that helps victims of skin lesions restore their appearance. It is often done on people, both adults and children, who have suffered from skin cancer, serious burns, bedsores or intense scarring from skin cancer or traumatic injury.
If you need skin cancer and reconstruction in Fort Pierce, you need a doctor with several years of experience in the subject… just like Dr. Christopher Slack.
Dr. Slack is a board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon practicing in the Saint Lucie, Florida region. He is a trusted medical expert who can help you get back your confidence.
If you suspect you might have skin cancer, contact our offices and we’ll be glad to answer all your questions about skin cancer and reconstruction in Fort Pierce.
For more information contact us or visit us at:
4632 South 25th Street Fort Pierce, FL 34981