Skin Cancer Reconstruction Denver
Dr. Tirre can perform the removal of Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Melanoma Skin Cancer, unsightly moles, and other skin lesions. He also performs wide excision of Melanoma Skin Cancer with and without Sentinel node biopsy. Dr. Tirre frequently partners with local dermatologists to coordinate your skin cancer treatment plan and perform post Moh’s plastic surgery reconstruction.
Hearing a diagnosis of “cancer” is very difficult to accept. Understanding that treating your skin cancer may result in scars or disfigurement can also be troubling. Dr. Tirre understands your concerns and will guide you through the skin cancer treatment and explain the resulting effect on your health and appearance.
Your Dermatologist may recommend a Moh’s procedure to remove the basal cell carcinoma or the squamous cell carcinoma. Following this procedure, we are able to perform the plastic surgery skin cancer reconstruction using a variety of techniques based on the depth, size and location of the defect from the removal of the skin cancer.
- A local skin flap is where skin is moved from an adjacent area without disconnecting the blood supply, and is placed over the defect to cover the wound.
- A skin graft is where skin is removed from behind the ear, in the groin area, or another portion of the body to be placed over the defect.
- A forehead flap or more extensive flap surgery may be required if the skin cancer is in a difficult location or the size or depth was large. We can discuss this and all the options available to you for your post Moh’s reconstruction.
The Skin Cancer Foundation offers some general information regarding Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, and Melanoma. The Skin Cancer Foundation answers questions such as what is basal cell carcinoma? We also offer videos regarding basal cell carcinoma treatments and other skin cancer treatments.
As a plastic surgeon, we stress the importance of prevention with regards to skin cancer. Especially in Colorado, sunscreen and skin self examination is important. Please view our videos on skin care and discussing the importance of sunscreen and skin self examination in the prevention and early detection of skin cancer.
Dr. Tirre now carries EltaMD sunscreens which are a medical grade sunscreen necessary in our high altitude state. EltaMD sunscreens help prevent sunburn and decrease the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun, when used with other sun protection measures. EltaMD sunscreens are formulated with transparent zinc oxide and are noncomedogenic, sensitivity-free, fragrance-free and paraben-free.