Skin Cancer Prevention Tips
The good news is that most skin cancers are preventable. By following these tips, you can protect yourself from skin cancer in the future:
- Avoid the sun mid-day.
- Wear sunscreen all year.
- Wear protective clothing when in the sun.
- Avoid tanning beds.
- Check your skin regularly for suspicious lesions.
Reconstruction of the Ear
Reconstruction of the ear can be a complex process, which the ear’s many curves, peaks, and valleys. Dr. Cusimano fully understands the details of the ear’s anatomy, which is important when reconstructing a natural-looking outcome. The ear is a very common site for skin cancer, as it is commonly exposed to the sun when outdoors.
Reconstruction of the Nose
Because the nose is located at the very center of the face, it helps to balance out the symmetry of the face, as well as holds crucial functional importance with breathing. The nose consists of various skin layers of different thickness over a supporting framework of cartilage and bone. Cancer can affect any of these components, and each of them needs to be carefully reconstructed to achieve a functional and aesthetic result.
Cancer Reconstruction Recovery
Following cancer reconstruction of the ear or nose, most patients can return to work or school after two weeks, though it may take up to six months for the body to heal completely. Patients will need to return to the office to have any sutures removed, as well as allow Dr. Cusimano to assess your healing process. It is important to follow Dr. Cusimano’s post-op instructions to ensure a smooth recovery.
Does Insurance Cover Cancer Reconstruction?
Reconstructive surgery is generally covered by most health insurance policies, though it is best to check with your provider to confirm this. Contact