According to the American Academy of Dermatology, one in five people will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Despite these overwhelming statistics, skin cancer is almost always curable if detected and treated early.
Skin cancer refers to the abnormal, uncontrolled growth of skin cells. UV exposure (from the sun or tanning beds), pale skin, family history of melanoma or other skin cancer, and being over the age of 40 are all risk factors for skin cancers.
Plastic surgeons such as Dr. Bassichis remove cancerous and other skin lesions using specialized techniques that cannot only save your life, but save your appearance as well. Dr. Bassichis is dedicated to his patient’s safe and healthy outcome while simultaneously optimizing the aesthetic result of surgery.
After you’ve been diagnosed with skin cancer, it is important to see a plastic surgeon to discuss the treatment plan, reconstruction and how to optimize your outcome. At ADVANCED, our skin cancer reconstruction care does not stop after surgery. In fact, it is vital to follow all wound care instructions given by your facial plastic surgeon. After the surgery is healed, Dr. Bassichis can further enhance your aesthetic results with techniques such as Dermabrasion to help camouflage surgical scars or laser therapy to minimize incisions with persistent redness.
Our staff at the Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center is devoted to caring for our Facial Reconstruction patients throughout their entire surgical and post-surgical process. Dr. Bassichis’ special interest in facial reconstruction evokes comfort and confidence in his patients, as well as excellent results. We look forward to caring for you at the Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center.
Remember to wear suncreen, get yearly skin checks from your dermatologist, and seek treatment for any changing or new moles.
Drs. Michelle and Benjamin Bassichis
Benjamin Bassichis MD FACS is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon in Dallas, Texas specializing exclusively in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the face. To learn more about Dr. Bassichis’ plastic surgery procedures please call 972.774.1777 to schedule your consultation. www.advancedfacialplastic.com