Manage Cancer. Restore Your Face’s Natural Beauty.
Skin cancer is the most common of all cancer types, with over 3.5 million cases each year.
If you’ve been diagnosed with skin cancer, the first thing you want to do is have it removed.
If the cancerous skin is located on a delicate section of your face, such as your eyelid, then it can be difficult to remove. It must also be reconstructed to ensure you do not lose your vision, or develop red, itchy and painful eyes.
This type of reconstruction is difficult, and can’t be carried out by just any dermatologist or plastic surgeon. It must be performed by an eyelid and facial plastic surgery expert with decades of experience.
With his experience removing cancer on the face, and reconstructing faces back to their natural beauty, Dr. Cohen can help.
The first sign of skin cancer is usually a sore that doesn’t heal. Areas of your skin will be raised, smooth, shiny and pearly. They may look like a scar that is white, yellow, reddish-brown or waxy. More obviously, they may be scaly, bleeding or crusty.
If you are experiencing symptoms that appear to be even remotely cancerous, you should arrange to meet with your doctor immediately. Your doctor will perform the necessary tests to determine if your sores are cancerous, and will discuss your treatment options.
As an eyelid and facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Cohen is a specialist at removing skin from the face, eyebrows and eyelids. Not only does he have experience in removing tissue from these very delicate and sensitive areas, Dr. Cohen is an expert at reconstruction after skin cancer removal.
Not only will the skin cancer be removed, Dr.Cohen will also reconstruct your eyelids and face so that you won’t have unsightly scars.
Your doctor can screen you for skin cancer if you start to show symptoms. The first step is to perform a basic skin exam, where your skin will be checked for bumps or spots that may be cancerous. If a suspicious area is found, a biopsy will be performed. This is done by taking a small portion of your skin and examining it under a microscope to look for signs of cancer.
If the biopsy results are positive Dr. Cohen will advise you on the best way to proceed with your treatment.
Pain or discomfort during the removal procedure is minimal. If the cancer requires a reconstruction, you may have two weeks of recovery. This will depend on your unique situation, and Dr. Cohen will let you know exactly what to expect during your consultation.