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Skin Cancer



About Skin Cancer

Skin cancer can affect the skin of any area of the body and removing these cancers can potentially leave a deformity that is cosmetically unsatisfactory. 


Where is it found:

Some of the common areas affected by skin cancer include:


  • Nose

  • Lips

  • Forehead

  • Cheek

  • Chest


How it is Treated:

Utilizing advanced reconstructive techniques, Dr. Toranto can repair the affected area and restore form, function, and appearance.  Commonly this will involve using a flap to move new tissue to the area where the cancer was removed and hide the scar. 


What is a Flap?

A flap is an area of living skin and tissue that can be moved from place to place.  Local anesthesia or sedation are typically utilized for skin cancer surgery, though sometimes general anesthesia may be required.

Being Board-certified in both general surgery and plastic surgery, Dr. Toranto understands how to balance what needs to be done to treat the skin cancer with how to create an aesthetic reconstruction.

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