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Located in Glen Mills, Media and Chester, Providence Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery offers facial reconstruction to the residents of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas desiring facial plastic surgery.

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What is Facial Reconstructive Surgery?

Being diagnosed with skin cancer is devastating for anyone. Here at Providence Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, we want to help you face all of the emotions you feel when facing cancer, as well as help you with your aesthetic concerns.

Facial surgery is a procedure performed to remove skin cancer, which allows complete removal of all cancer cells while preserving as much of your healthy tissue as possible for reconstructive purposes. We perform reconstruction of these defects while carefully considering the physical structures, texture, color and thickness of your skin to ensure a pleasing repair. We use your own healthy tissue to camouflage scars for the best cosmetic outcome.

How is Facial Reconstructive Surgery Performed?

The goal of skin cancer surgery is to remove all of the cancerous skin cells. This process requires the surgical excision of the cells until no more cancerous cells are found. Unfortunately for many patients this leaves scarring and other less than desirable cosmetic outcomes. With Facial Reconstructive Surgery, we work to improve the cosmetic effects, typically by repositioning the skin around the affected area.

How Much Does Facial Reconstructive Surgery Cost?

Facial reconstructive surgery is covered by insurance.

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Facial Reconstruction FAQs

How soon after skin cancer surgery can I have facial reconstructive surgery?

The length of time between your skin cancer surgery and your facial reconstructive surgery will vary depending on the extent of surgery involved in each case. In some cases, facial reconstructive surgery can be performed during the same treatment session as the initial skin cancer surgery. However, some surgeons may advise waiting to have facial reconstructive surgery until after the body has healed to a certain degree.

Is facial reconstruction covered by insurance?

Yes, if facial reconstructive surgery is performed as a follow-up to skin cancer surgery, it is typically covered by insurance. However, it is recommended to check with your insurance provider to have a full understanding of your coverage.

How long is recovery from facial reconstructive surgery?

The recovery period following facial reconstructive surgery will largely depend on the extent of surgery involved. In minor cases, patients may only need a few days of downtime, with a full recovery following in just a few weeks. In more extensive surgeries that involve skin grafts and other advanced techniques, recovery may be more extensive, requiring up to a few months before patients are fully healed.

Is a skin graft necessary after skin cancer surgery?

No, a skin graft is not always necessary. If the area affected with skin cancer is small, the skin in the surrounding area can be used to cover up the wound after the cancerous skin cells are removed. However, when the skin cancer has affected a larger area of the skin, the wound may be too large to cover up without a skin graft. In these cases, surgeons will communicate what area of the body is optimal for a skin graft to cover up the wound and preserve a normal appearance.

Will skin cancer come back after skin cancer surgery?

Skin cancer surgery is intended to remove all cancerous cells, eliminating them from the body and preventing the cancer from coming back. In most cases, skin cancer surgery has a very low chance of recurrence. Still, patients should be aware that they can develop skin cancer again even if the skin cancer surgery is successful. For this reason, patients are advised to wear sunscreen, monitor the skin and follow other skincare advice to prevent skin cancer and diagnose it early, if needed.


Providence Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery offers facial plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery and skin rejuvenation to residents of Glen Mills, Media, Chester and the greater Philadelphia area. Dr. Mark Ginsburg, DO, FAACS, is a board certified facial plastic surgeon, general cosmetic surgeon and head and neck surgeon who combines personalized care with the latest technology to provide each patient with extraordinary and natural results. For more information, or to schedule a complimentary patient consultation, call 484-352-3524 to speak to a member of our friendly, knowledgeable staff.