If you are looking for a skilled and highly credentialed surgeon who can help you address issues of facial reconstruction, as well as skin cancer removal and Mohs Surgery, then you can count on Kim Edward Koger, M.D., F.A.C.S., who has both world-class training from and has been on the faculty of one of the very top medical schools (Duke University Medical School) in the country. Located in Jupiter, FL, Koger Cosmetic Clinic and Medspa is led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Koger, who performs skin cancer reconstruction surgery for Palm Beach County residents, including West Palm Beach, Vero Beach and Wellington.
What is Skin Cancer Reconstruction (Facial Reconstruction)?
It can be difficult to accept a cancer diagnosis, but skin cancer affects over 500,000 people a year. Dr. Koger can empathize with your concerns, and he will not only guide you through the treatment process, but he understands that treating your skin cancer may result in cosmetic disfigurement or aesthetically unpleasing scarring. The need to aggressively remove cancerous growths and other skin lesions require a cogent plan of reconstruction to preserve your health and appearance following the successful treatment of skin cancer.
The Best Candidates for Skin Cancer Reconstruction
If you have a known skin cancer diagnosis, Dr. Koger can not only help you with skin cancer removal via Mohs surgery, for those instances when the skin cancer resembles the geometry of an iceberg, with just a tip near the surface but cancerous cells covering a much larger region with no defined border, but he can also help reconstruct any damage that has taken place due to skin cancer removal. You may be a good candidate for skin cancer reconstruction if you are looking to treat, repair, reconstruct and restore your appearance as a result of skin cancer. Contact us now to set up your consultation with Dr. Koger to find out if you are a candidate for skin cancer reconstruction.
Planning Your Skin Cancer Reconstruction
Some patients have particularly large skin cancer lesions or cancerous cells that need to be removed with frozen sections. However, the resulting wound and cosmetic imperfection would be in a prominent location. In these instances it is wise to plan your skin cancer reconstruction and Dr. Koger can plan on reconstructing an appropriate appearance with a local flap, where adjacent, healthy tissue gets repositioned over the wound, and the incision line is hidden to minimize scarring.
Preparing for Your Skin Cancer Reconstruction Surgery
Prior to your surgery, Dr. Koger and his staff will provide you with a detailed checklist so that you have all the information you need to succeed on the day of your surgery and throughout your recovery. Dr. Koger, as well as his whole team, is committed to your success.
The Skin Cancer Reconstruction Procedure
Depending on the location and size of the potential disfigurement to be caused by either skin cancer removal surgery or Moh’s surgery, Dr. Koger may choose to treat your wound with a skin graft, which is a thin bit of skin removed from one area of the body and relocated to the wound site, or a local flap. During your consultation process, Dr. Koger will discuss your options, structural constraints, and his recommended treatment strategy. In addition, he will give you detailed information about the skin cancer reconstruction procedure itself.
How Much Does Skin Cancer Reconstruction Cost?
For your convenience, we accept cash, check, Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express® and Discover®. We also provide financing options via CareCredit®. You should check with your insurance provider to see if skin cancer reconstruction is covered under your plan.
After Your Skin Cancer Reconstruction Surgery
Following the removal of your skin cancer or lesions and the completion of your skin cancer reconstruction surgery by Dr. Koger, a bandage or dressing is applied to your treatment area. Immediately following surgery and throughout the recovery process, be sure to follow all of Dr. Koger’s wound care instructions, including applying topical medications exactly as instructed and cleansing the wound as per directed. Dr. Koger will suggest that you refrain from excessive movements that might stress your wound or your sutures.
Getting Back to Normal Following Skin Cancer Reconstruction Surgery
Discuss any concerns that you may have about getting back to normal following skin cancer reconstruction surgery with Dr. Koger during your consultation. Of course your ability to get back to normal and how quickly depends on the extent of the reconstructive effort needed. Contact us today to set up your consultation with Dr. Koger.
If you live in or around West Palm Beach, Wellington, Vero Beach or anywhere in Palm Beach County, and are looking for a board-certified plastic surgeon to perform skin cancer reconstruction surgery, please contact Dr. Koger at Koger Cosmetic Clinic and Medspa in Jupiter, FL, today, to set up your complimentary consultation.