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Plastic Surgery after Cancer

It is not uncommon for those who have suffered from cancer to seek out plastic surgery procedures to restore their appearance and self-confidence after enduring such a traumatic ordeal. The two most common Springfield plastic surgeries in the aftermath of cancer are breast reconstruction and skin reconstructive surgery.

Breast Cancer

Breast reconstruction surgery is designed to rebuild the shape of your breast following a mastectomy. While this procedure cannot give a woman back her natural breast, a reconstruction can replicate its look and feel. Many women who have suffered from breast cancer experience a great deal of emotional healing when their breast is restored through reconstructive surgery.

Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is typically treated by removing the cancerous cells from the skin of your body. Larger and more extensive areas of skin cancer require a more involved procedure, and are often combined with skin reconstructive surgery to:

  • Restore appearance
  • Repair damaged tissues
  • Rebuild body parts
  • Restore function to the areas affected by skin cancer

Skin cancer reconstructive surgery can range from scar revision to rebuilding an entire compromised body structure, like your lips or ears.

To learn more about reconstructive surgery options in the Springfield area, please contact Dr. Desman at the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation.