While many skin cancers are minimal and can easily be removed without a serious impact to your appearance, some skin cancers can be very aggressive and result in disfigurement when removed. This is especially true when your skin cancer is located in areas such as your nose, lips, eyelids, and ears. In these cases, it is important to have a highly skilled board certified plastic surgeon perform your skin cancer reconstructive surgery. The skill level and experience of your surgeon can mean the difference between regaining a “normal” appearance and living life with a severe deformity. When evaluating potential skin cancer reconstructive surgeons, research their background and training. Is your surgeon board certified? Has he performed a significant amount of skin cancer reconstruction procedures on patients whose cancer was in a similar region to where yours is located? These factors will play a major role in your surgeon’s ability to restore your appearance following the removal of your cancerous skin cells. The best way to start your search is by asking for recommendations from your dermatologist. If your dermatologist regularly works with skin cancer patients, there is a good chance he or she will be able to direct you to a surgeon that will treat you compassionately and deliver the results you desire. Throughout his career, Indianapolis plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Fata has achieved excellent results with his skin cancer reconstruction patients. He uses tried and true techniques that have proven successful at correcting the deformities associated with skin cancer. Dr. Fata is board certified, and he has completed extensive training in the field of skin cancer reconstruction. This experience and training will help you achieve the exceptional results necessary to move on from this traumatic event. Please contact Renaissance Plastic Surgery today to schedule your initial skin cancer reconstruction consultation. Dr. Joseph Fata serves patients in Indianapolis, Indiana.