There are over one million new cases of skin cancer in the United States each year; upwards of 98,000 cases, according to The American Cancer Society, are melanomas, the most serious skin cancers.
The statistics reflect national averages. Alas, the Florida sun can skew the chances more heavily for residents of the Sunshine State.
The hope is that you never have the need, but if you do ever find yourself facing a cancer removal situation, Dr. Morgan is the expert you want working with you.
PUT YOUR FACE IN EXPERT HANDS
Lauded by his peers as a leading facial plastics expert, Dr. Morgan is considered an authority in skin cancer treatment and surgical removal. The training he has completed as a dual board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon and Head and Neck Surgeon makes him uniquely qualified to not only excise the affected area, but artfully reconstruct the defects with limited scarring.
Patients in his care are always treated with the utmost respect and assessed on a case-by-case basis. His surgical approach to skin cancer and precancerous skin lesions varies depending on their size, type, depth, and location. But every engagement is undertaken with the intent to minimize, if not outright prevent, visible scarring.
The best course of action will be presented and discussed with you as a care plan is developed. Dr. Morgan stays abreast of the latest advancements in facial cancer surgery and will incorporate them when suitable. For example, Z-plasty is a surgical technique used to reposition a scar so that it more closely conforms to the natural lines and creases of the skin, where it will be less noticeable. By “hiding” the scars in the natural creases and facial junctions, Dr. Morgan can decrease the visibility of these scars.
Many treatments require only a local anesthetic and can be performed in an outpatient setting.