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.
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.
“Can’t say enough about our experience with Dr. Christian Paquet. I brought my son to see him for a rhinoplasty, and it has changed his life. His nose is now perfectly straight, without a bump, and looks completely natural. My son is over the moon happy. Dr. Paquet is caring and truly interested in patient care, unlike other doctors we saw that just tried to rush us out. He is extremely professional and makes you feel comfortable. I have already recommended him to everyone. If you are shopping around for plastic surgeons do yourself a favor and stop… and go see Dr. Paquet. I will be back for my facelift in a few years :).”
“Dr. P and his entire office staff were so pleasant and wonderful throughout the entire experience. After my initial consultation I felt completely confident that I had chosen the right surgeon, and now my results prove it. He took time to explain the procedures and discuss all of my option. I was uncertain about surgery at first, but he put all of my doubts and fears to rest. He was patient and never rushed me. I am so grateful for the care that he gave me. He is an amazing surgeon. My eyes look spectacular and I will only be seeing him in the future.”
"I can honestly recommend Dr. Paquet without hesitation. He is not only kind and professional, but he is a perfectionist. He is extremely meticulous and is a true artist. Everybody constantly comments on how great I look, but nobody can ever pinpoint why. Exactly what I want! I am so happy I found a genuinely talented plastic surgeon. I absolutely love my results!"
“Dr. Paquet, thank you for my fantastic nose! I can finally breathe for the first time in as long as I can remember, and my nose looks amazing. It is beyond what I had hoped for. Thanks for being so patient with me and answering my endless questions. I can finally look in the mirror and feel completely happy with my appearance. You’re the best!!”