Undergoing cancer treatment requires stamina, patience, courage and hope. Once patients make their way from diagnosis to hearing that they are cancer-free, they are eager to return to their ordinary lives. Part of that return may involve undergoing reconstructive surgery at the site where cancerous tumors were removed.
Other patients who have had benign tumors removed from their heads, faces or necks may not have endured the same ordeal as cancer patients, but they too are eager to return to a normal appearance.
Surgery resulting from cancer treatment is known as head and neck cancer reconstruction. Malignant tumors of the head and neck may involve the face, scalp, ears, nose, mouth, tongue, throat, and glands of the face and neck. Defects in the structure, and sometimes deficits in the function of head and neck organs may be affected.. Reconstruction after cancer surgery tries to preserve or restore both the appearance and function of the involved area.
If you need treatment for head and neck cancer, including reconstructive surgery post-treatment, you can learn more at Profile Perfection.
The structural deformity will be obvious, in that it will alter the shape of the nose, lips, or other structures about the face. Functional disturbance will manifest as difficulty in breathing, chewing, swallowing, or problems of other structures about the face or neck.the procedures you will undergo and any risks or potential complications.
It is important that your decision to have a reconstructive surgery procedure is considered carefully. There are many points that should be considered before deciding to have any type of reconstructive treatment or surgery.There are also some possible risks, as with all surgical operations, which your plastic surgeon will talk through and explain to you at your consultation, answering any questions you may have. This is your opportunity to discuss your intended reconstructive surgery so the plastic surgeon can ascertain your expectations as to what can realistically be achieved.
Initially you should have a detailed consultation at Profile Perfection to discuss the different types of procedure options available to you. Together we can discuss the options of which surgeons are specialized in this type of procedure and organise a consultation with the plastic surgeon.Once all of your questions and queries have been answered and you are ready to go ahead with the procedure we can start your journey. You will have a high level of support from beginning to end.
Having a procedure can be very daunting and you will feel that you do not know which procedure will be best for you. Which surgeon should I pick? Who will answer all of my questions when I get worried? What questions should l ask the surgeon?
At Profile Perfection we will support you and your decision, guiding you from the initial consultation all the way through to recovery.