Surgical Procedures Skin Cancer Resection / Reconstruction

Before & After Photos >

Skin Cancer Resection / Reconstruction

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, and if treated inappropriately can result in unsightly scars and disfigurement. This can be traumatizing and emotionally devastating to patients.

Dr. Christian Paquet, having trained in both Head & Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, has extensive experience and expertise in the removal of cancerous skin lesions and their complex reconstruction.

Depending on the location and size of the cancer, Dr. Paquet will employ state of the art techniques to maximize your cosmetic result, while maintaining function and ensuring adequate treatment.

To schedule a consultation please call our Concierge Patient Coordinator at (602) 726-6310 or email us at info@paquetplasticsurgery.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question - What are the types of skin cancer?

Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) – This is the most common form of skin cancer. It can present in many different shapes, sizes, and forms. It rarely spreads (metastasizes) beyond the original tumor site. It should be diagnosed early and treated rapidly to allow for the most cosmetically pleasing result.

Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCCA) – This is the second most common form of skin cancer. It results from uncontrolled growth of the cells that comprise most of the upper layers of the skin. It can present in many different forms, including non-healing sores, raised growths, depressions, red scaly patches, etc. SCCA is capable of spreading to other sites, including lymph nodes or other internal organs, and if not rapidly treated can be life threatening. It should be diagnosed early and treated rapidly to allow for the most cosmetically pleasing result.

Melanoma – This is the third most common form of skin cancer, and also the most dangerous. It results from damage to the pigment-producing skin cells, and is most often caused by exposure to UV radiation. Melanomas often resemble moles, and some may actually develop from moles. If melanoma is recognized and treated early, it is usually curable. If not, it is capable of advancing and spreading to other parts of the body, where it becomes very difficult to treat and may be fatal. It should be diagnosed early and treated rapidly to allow for the most cosmetically pleasing result.

Question - When should you have a facial plastic surgeon involved in your skin cancer care?

ALWAYS. Dr. Paquet, having trained in both Head & Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, has extensive knowledge of modern day cancer guidelines and therapies, along with the keen cosmetic experience and skill to remove and reconstruct while maintaining your appearance and function as close as possible to your pre-injury state. This may involve removal of moles, warts, benign tumors, cysts, skin cancers, and other skin lesions. If you care about your facial appearance, you should always have a facial plastic surgeon involved in your skin cancer reconstruction and care.


Patient Stories