After cancer has been surgically removed the site of the surgery is “restored.”

Although some wounds are allowed to heal on their own, suturing typically promotes faster healing, quicker return to full function, and superior cosmetic results. Some wounds are stitched as a simple straight line closure, while others require more advanced suturing techniques, and occasionally flaps or grafts. As a board certified dermatologist and fellowship trained dermatologic surgeon, Dr. Francis has extensive skill and experience in restorative surgery, especially on the face, including the nose, ears, eyelids, and lips.The goal of restoration is to achieve normal appearance and function. However, restorative and reconstructive surgery is a broad specialty that includes many types of procedures, including cosmetics.  Your environment, lifestyle and preferences are all factored into a restoration designed specifically for you.