Skin cancer is an extremely common problem across the country, and especially in Southern California. The three main types of skin cancer that are commonly seen include Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Malignant Melanoma.
Skin cancer can arise on any skin surface. However most cancers tend to arise more commonly on skin areas that are chronically exposed to sunlight. These areas include the face and hands.
There is no question that Dermatologists diagnose and treat the overwhelming majority of skin cancers. However, sometimes removing skin cancers can leave a very large defect, that requires the skill of a specially trained plastic surgeon in order to repair. Further, most skin cancers that arise on the face occur in aesthetically critical areas like the nose, lips, eyelids, cheeks and ears. Repairing these type of defects requires an intricate understanding of the underlying facial anatomy. Dr. Brenner has years of experience and very high patient satisfaction with repairing these extremely difficult problems.
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