Skin Cancer Treatment

At Pellegrino Plastic Surgery, we offer advanced skin cancer treatment to fully remove growths and restore appearance. Dr. Pellegrino's specialized training in reconstructive surgery allows meticulous removal of basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma and other skin cancers.
Our aesthetic approach ensures minimal scarring so form and function are optimally preserved. From early spot lesions to extensive reconstructions, our surgical team compassionately guides you through diagnosis, skin-saving treatment, and long-term follow-up focused on healthy, confident outcomes. With artful reconstructive skills honed over decades, we help patients heal with the peace of mind that comes from thorough, effective skin cancer care.

An overview of skin cancer treatment

At your skin cancer treatment consultation, Dr. Pellegrino will thoroughly explain what to expect before, during, and after removal of your lesions. He will carefully evaluate the size, depth, and location of the growths as well as your medical history and aesthetic goals to craft a custom treatment plan tailored for you.

Your skin cancer treatment may utilize surgical excision or non-surgical techniques depending on the specifics of your case. Dr. Pellegrino will thoughtfully coordinate all aspects of diagnosis, removal, and reconstruction for optimal oncologic and aesthetic results. His exquisite skill and preventative approach draw from decades of experience helping patients heal from skin cancer. His goal is to restore healthy, confident skin with minimally noticeable scarring.

Why choose Pellegrino Plastic Surgery for your skin cancer treatment?

Skin cancer treatment performed by an expert plastic surgeon like Dr. Pellegrino will:
  • Completely remove basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma and other skin cancer growths
  • Test suspicious moles and lesions to diagnose skin cancer at its earliest, most treatable stages
  • Reconstruct the skin after extensive cancer removal using flaps and grafts to restore form
  • Follow up long-term to monitor for recurrence and ensure your skin remains healthy
  • Minimize scarring and skin distortion from growth removal using advanced plastic surgery methods

Commonly asked questions

What types of skin cancer do you treat?

We treat all types of skin cancers including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma, Merkel cell carcinoma, and rare skin malignancies. Our plastic surgeons have specialized training and experience removing growths on all areas of the body.

What techniques do you use to remove skin cancer?

Depending on the type and extent of the skin cancer, we may use surgical excision or topical creams. We will determine the most effective approach tailored to your specific cancer.

How can you minimize scarring from skin cancer treatment?

Our surgeons use advanced reconstructive techniques to preserve normal skin contours as much as possible. Careful wound closure, Z-plasty, local flaps, or skin grafts allow removal of large cancers with aesthetically optimized scarring.

How soon after Mohs surgery is reconstruction done?

In most cases reconstruction is performed the same day to maximize healing and minimize the number of procedures required. We complete closure within hours of tumor removal.

What to expect during recovery

Recovery from skin cancer treatment depends on the size and depth of the removed growths but generally lasts from 1-2 weeks. Initially, the area may be tender, swollen, bruised, or numb as it heals. Your activity will be restricted and wounds cared for based on the reconstruction method. Bandages, ointment, and over-the-counter pain medication will help with discomfort. If skin grafts or flaps were done, several weeks are needed for proper graft take and strength. Dr. Pellegrino and his staff will provide a customized recovery plan based on your specific treatment. They will closely guide you through the healing process with follow-up appointments to monitor wound healing and ensure you have the support needed to gradually resume normal activities. With their compassionate care, your skin will be on its way to a healthy and confident recovery.

Is a breast lift right for you?

If you have recently been diagnosed with skin cancer, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Pellegrino to determine the best individual treatment plan for you. Generally, most adults are candidates for skin cancer treatment. We encourage you to consult with Dr. Pellegrino as well as your primary care doctor and oncologist about the procedure that will best treat your lesion(s). Dr. Pellegrino's expert insight will help determine the best type of excision procedure for you, so you can feel beautiful and confident about your skin.

Meet Dr. Pellegrino

Dr. Pellegrino is board-certified in plastic surgery and a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. His 30 years of experience in cosmetic surgery allows him to create individualized custom treatment plans for each client, leading to beautiful, natural results.

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