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Face Reconstruction after Cancer Surgery

Hearing a diagnosis of “cancer” is distressing. Realizing that treating cancer may result in scars or disfigurement − especially when the face is affected − is also difficult to accept. We understand your concerns and will guide you through all possible reconstructive procedures to improve both your appearance as well as functionality of the affected area.

Treatment of cancer may require surgery to remove cancerous growths, leaving the patient with missing skin, underlying bones, or tissue. Many patients require reconstructive surgery to repair functionality and appearance.

  • We work closely with colleagues at the Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center to improve patient outcomes and provide multidisciplinary care.
  • Your plastic surgeon can surgically remove cancerous and other skin lesions using specialized techniques to preserve your health and your appearance.
  • Although no surgery is without scars, your plastic surgeon will make every effort to treat your cancer without dramatically changing your appearance.
  • For some people, reconstruction may require more than one procedure to achieve the best results.

Reconstructive surgery is generally covered by most health insurance policies, although coverage for specific procedures and levels of coverage may vary greatly.

Reconstructive Procedures Reconstruction After Cancer Surgery

Reconstructive Procedures Skin Cancer

Some of the Procedures We Perform

  • Skin graphs and flaps
  • Bone grafts
  • Mandible reconstruction
  • Reconstruction after radiation damage
  • Fat grafting
  • Scar revision
  • Soft tissue augmentation

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