Skin cancer can be a frightening diagnosis, but many times it is treatable by surgical excision alone. Plastic surgeons are frequently called upon to treat skin cancers on the face and body because of their ability to surgically remove theses lesions with techniques that minimize scarring. Occasionally large lesions, or those in areas near the eyes, nose, and mouth, may require reconstruction that requires more than one procedure to achieve the best result.

Skin cancer surgery is typically an outpatient procedure, and recovery time is usually minimal, often allowing the patient to resume normal activities in as little as 24 hours