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Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgery

Skin cancer is the abnormal growth of skin cells that develops on sun-exposed skin, although it may develop anywhere on your body. When skin cancer has developed on the face, you need a facial plastic surgeon in Los Angeles who has experience creating a natural-looking reconstruction. For surface cancers that must be removed, or for reconstructive surgery after deeper cancers, Dr. Ardesh is considered a top specialist.


What are the different types of skin cancer procedures that may require cosmetic treatment?

The following skin cancer surgeries can result in varying degrees of wounds requiring closure or reconstruction. All of these treatments have a range of cosmetic impact from light to moderate. Dr. Ardesh has a genuine talent for restoring your cancer surgery site to the most natural state possible.

Mohs Surgery

This surgery is performed in stages. A thin layer of skin is removed from the top of the visible cancerous layer, evaluated in an onsite lab to map the cancer cells while you wait. The procedure is repeated until the margins of the last sample are cancer-free. The benefits of this procedure are its thoroughness and most significant conservation of healthy tissue.

Excision

This procedure cuts out the cancerous tumor. Because surgery has made significant advances over even just the last decade, excision has become much more precise, requiring less tissue removal around the perimeter of the skin cancer.

Sentinel lymph node biopsy

This procedure is commonly used to detect if the melanoma has spread beyond the primary tumor into your lymphatic system. This biopsy helps your surgeon determine how much excision is necessary.

Neck dissection

This surgical procedure removes lymph nodes in the neck where cancer cells may have migrated.

Parotidectomy

This is the partial or full removal of the parotid gland on the side of your face in front of the ear. After recovering from this surgery, you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Ardesh, where you will both work out a plan for facial reconstruction over the affected area.

Skin cancer post-operational reconstruction

The aftermath of skin cancer removal can range from covering a few marks or small scars up to complicated repair requiring skin and tissue graphs. With today’s advanced surgical procedures and Dr. Ardesh’s practiced eye for facial aesthetics, even the most demanding restorations produce remarkably natural-looking results.

Skin Reconstruction Surgery Los Angeles

If the amount of tissue removed is small, the wound is allowed to heal, and any remaining marks or blemishes can be addressed with non-invasive cosmetic procedures.

Most advanced cancer surgeries involve significant loss tissue and depending upon where, and how much, Dr. Ardesh may use a variety of procedures. Often a flap is created that uses skin or tissue from a nearby area to be stretched and moved to cover the treated area.

You may require a skin graft which takes skin from another less visible part of the body and grafts it in place over the part of your face that needs restoration.

Depending on how much reconstruction is involved, more than one operation may be required. Not only is the skin cover replaced and smoothed, but also underlying tissue may need to be sculpted.

Typical areas addressed:

  • Nose: Virtually all the skills and techniques of rhinoplasty may come into play, depending on the type of cancer that was removed. Typically, it is the outside layer of skin over the nose tip and bridge that is addressed.
  • Eyelids: Surgery can be performed on the upper or lower eyelid and will not only correct surgical blemishes but can also improve signs of age.
  • Scalp: Scar tissue can be removed, and regenerative procedures are possible.
  • Lips: There are many cosmetic techniques for the repair of lips, from fillers to minimally invasive surgery to create fuller lips.
  • Ears: Like lips, there are many ways to reconstruct ear lobes using natural materials from your own body or bioidentical substances to build shape, structure, and flexibility.

To learn more about your rejuvenation options with Dr. Ardesh, please schedule an appointment.

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PRACTICE POLICY UPDATE REGARDING COVID-19

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

Updated March 26, 2020

After serious consideration and in line with the recommendations of our State and Centers for Disease Control (CDC), we are closing the practice until April 7th.

Your health and well-being is our primary concern and we want to do our part to make sure that you are protected.

Effective immediately the following will occur:

  • We are instituting Telemedicine Visits (Virtual) for new consultations, post-surgical Visits, and return patients.
  • Please call or text (424)242-8608 or email staff@drardesh.com to schedule an appointment.
  • Virtual visits will be performed through video conference call using HIPPA compliant website
  • Non-urgent or elective procedures, surgeries, non-urgent in-office visits will be suspended until April 19, 2020
  • Urgent or medically necessary surgeries, in-office visits, and post-surgical follow-ups will continue on a per case basis.
  • Many surgeries and procedures have been rescheduled to a future date
  • No patient will ever have any financial recourse for rescheduling their procedures.

We are constantly updating our services and staffing according to the local and national recommendations and will always place your health and well-being as our top priority.

We continue to exercise all the latest recommendations that are handed down by the CDC. These include:

  • Staff have been fully informed and trained to understand the disease process and its modes of transmission.
  • All staff, vendors and ancillary personnel are being asked to refrain from coming to this office if they have any signs or symptoms of a cold or an upper respiratory tract infection.
  • We are asking our patients about any pertinent travel history.
  • Hand-washing continues to be the most important mode of prevention. Although it is a part of what we constantly do, now we are doing so with heightened vigilance and attention.
  • We have instituted a “no handshakes no hug” policy for now.
  • Any exit and entrance from our office are followed by a protocol of strict sanitization.
  • We are constantly sanitizing all surfaces. We have now vamped that up and our routine, multiple times a day, wiping down all surfaces, desks, door handles, keyboards and restroom facilities.

Although Covid-19 is a serious issue, we strongly believe that it will pass and hopefully make our infrastructure and our ability to deal with pandemics in this Country even better than it currently is. We are monitoring this situation on a real-time basis and will not sit back until we know that we have done everything possible to avoid unnecessary exposure.

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