Skin Cancer Reconstruction in Danville

Conveniently located to serve Danville, San Ramon, Dublin, Walnut Creek, and the entire San Francisco Bay Area.

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Skin cancer can be daunting to say the least but recovery afterwards and surviving with a scarred face can seem almost as frightening. We use creative problem solving skills to cause as little visible scarring as possible upon full recovery. Sometimes a creative surgery requires a larger healing area, but utilizing the lines and planes of the face results in subtle scarring that is less noticeable upon healing.

Skin cancer reconstruction gives patients back their dignity and the freedom to live their lives worry-free of cosmetic deformity. Each surgery or procedure is unique to each individual with a goal to restore form and function to live a normal life.

Benefits of Skin Cancer Reconstruction:

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Each surgery is unique to the patient and their particular needs. We work closely with the dermatologist to coordinate reconstructive surgery immediately after the Mohs procedure or removal of the cancer lesion. Each face and case are unique, which ensures that the reconstruction works with the lines of the face and results in minimal scarring. 

In many cases, surgery is under one hour, requiring minimal or no sedation. More complex reconstructions will require longer surgery with general anesthesia and a more lengthy recuperation.

Why Choose Blackhawk?

We work on a case by case basis to ensure that patients heal with the least amount of scarring possible. Live life again without open abrasions, or disfigurement. By blending the surgery with facial lines, We can restores confidence and poise to our patients. Surviving cancer is challenging enough without having to see its noticeable effects in the mirror every day.

Patient Examples

Patient 1
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Dr. Ronan took adjacent skin from the upper side of the defect to cover the removed skin. He then used upper nasal skin to repair the donor skin. The skin is transferred in this fashion to provide the best match of color and texture and take advantage of upper nasal skin laxity.

*Individual results may vary

Patient 2
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Dr. Ronan cut along the frown line by the mouth and used that skin to repair the removed skin. Cutting along an existing frown line helps disguise the scar after the patient heals. 

*Individual results may vary

Patient 3
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This patient had a history of previous surgery and radiation which complicates a repair. Since, ‘Z’ linesare often less visible than straight lines, Dr. Ronan cut along a zig-zag to help hide the scar. He used the lines of the eye, Dorsal Aesthetic lines and frown lines to blend the scar with the face.

*Individual results may vary 

Patient 4
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For this patient, Dr. Ronan cut along the frown line and eyelid to reconstruct the face with minimal scarring. 

*Individual results may vary

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Patient 5
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This patient has an excision of a Basal Cell Carcinoma using the Mohs technique. Her ear was reconstructed using flaps of adjacent tissue.

STEPHEN J. RONAN, MD FACS

An award-winning plastic surgeon performing thousands of surgery procedures every year in the Blackhawk Surgery Center, Stephen J. Ronan MD FACS, has been named one of the Top Plastic Surgeons in America by the nation’s leading providers of information on doctors. He was also voted Best in The Bay, and one of the Top 3 Hair Restoration Surgeons in America 2015, by Aesthetic Everything Beauty Network, a panel of industry leaders and fellow surgeons.
Your Fat Transfer To The Face will be performed in Dr. Ronan’s surgery center located in Danville.
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*Individual results may vary