Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed type of cancer. The three most common malignant skin cancers are basal cell cancer, squamous cell cancer, and melanoma, each of which is named after the type of skin cell from which it arises.
Skin cancer can be effectively treated by using specialized plastic surgical techniques to completely remove the cancerous tissue with preservation or restoration of aesthetic and functional unit of the involved anatomical region. The selection of an appropriate surgical technique is determined by the size and location of the tumour, involvement of adjacent structure, patient’s general condition and surgeon’s preference. These specialized plastic surgical techniques may range from a simple surgical excision to complex reconstructive surgical procedures combining with other medical specialities.