It’s estimated that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer by the age of 70. In addition to a successful removal of the cancer, it’s normal to be concerned about the appearance of the treated area, particularly with facial skin cancer. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Bridge is well-versed in performing reconstructive surgery following skin cancer removal in Abilene, TX, helping patients to restore their appearance and minimize scars and other noticeable indications of surgery.
Before & Afters
FAQs: Skin Cancer
In Abilene, TX
Your health insurance plan should cover skin cancer reconstruction surgery. However, every plan is different, so we recommend that you contact your insurer for pre-certification before surgery is performed.
Dr. Bridge will restore your skin as closely and naturally to its pre-cancer appearance as possible. However, visible scars at incision sites are likely, though we strive to minimize these as much as possible. Following your reconstruction, you may also notice textural, color or other visible differences of the skin. We will recommend treatments you may wish to consider which can help to restore your skin to its pre-surgery condition.
Healing times will vary from patient to patient, depending on the scope of your reconstruction surgery. Dr. Bridge will let you know what to expect during your recovery as part of your consultation and follow-up appointments.
A consultation is the first step of this process. During this appointment, you can learn about the different types of skin cancer reconstruction procedures, and which may benefit you the most. You can also ask any additional questions you may have. Please fill out our online consultation request form or call us at 325.670.5320 to get started.