I was referred to Dr. J. Schmidt by MOH’s Surgeon Dr. Chapman after he took 3 cuts to remove basal cell cancer from my left nostril. Dr. Schmidt was very knowledgeable and explained well the procedures he would be performing to supply a skin graft to my nostril. He performed...
Doris M. Smith
I had lower eye lid surgery by Dr. Jeff and have been very happy with the results and the look of the eyelid since the surgery. I would like to recommend him to everyone for any surgery to the face. His bedside manner is great and he is very personal....
Jay Ann Tracey, June 6 2106
Recommendation for Dr. Jeffrey L. Schmidt Plastic Surgeon It is my pleasure to recommend Dr. Jeffrey Schmidt as an exceptional plastic surgeon. My wife saw Dr. Schmidt one day after having MOHs surgery to remove a basal cell cancer from the side of her nose. This procedure left her with...
Dr. Jeffrey Schmidt performed reconstructive surgery on my nose in June of 2015 due to numerous basal cell carcinomas and one of which could not be closed with MOH’s procedure. It was a fairly long surgery due to the previous procedures – I found Dr. Schmidt to be very caring...
Linda Pizzuto, Elizabeth, Colorado
I found, at age 81, I was going to need reconstructive surgery on my nose due to basal cell carcinoma. My MOHS surgeon had recommended Dr. Schmidt to me. I found Dr. Schmidt to be very professional and knowledgeable. His resume speaks volumes about him. He is passionate about his...
A pleasant experience. I had a melanoma removed from the bridge of my nose. After the removal, I had a large gaping hole in the middle of my forehead. That was when I was referred to Dr. Jeffrey Schmidt and his staff. His medical office is very pleasant, good music,...
Richard Stein, Centennial, Co.
I had surgery performed by Dr. Schmidt for cancer in my lower lip on the left side. He is an excellent surgeon and is very efficient. The nurse’s in the operating room are top notch. I am very pleased that I am looking as normal as I can. My wife...
Ronald S. Oolegard
What do you say about a doctor that gives you your face back? I had no nose! I had a large sore on my nose. A dermatologist took a large piece of my nose for biopsy. The results, cancer. Another dermatologist performed MOHS surgery. What that means is they keep...
Dr. Schmidt, This kind, friendly and very professional Doctor gets my vote for all anyone would look for in a Doctor. I am almost disappointed to be finished for now but would always hurry back if necessary.
Dr. Jeffrey Schmidt is truly a remarkable doctor that knows exactly how to take care of his patients from start to finish! When I first met Dr.Schmidt he explained all my symptoms and procedures we would have to treat with thorough and kindness, adding extra comfort which was well needed.
Peter M., Colorado
Had skin cancer on my nose which was removed from another Dr. and after 3 surgeries my nose still was lopsided...he fixed it with what little he had to work with and looks considerably better. At least I can breathe again! He is very professional, staff is friendly and very...
Dr. Schmidt is an excellent surgeon with high aspirations. He successfully repaired my very large facial wound from a melanoma excision. He was resourceful, diligent and persistent; resulting in an amazing surgical outcome. During all visits he was kind, courteous, confident, and complementary.
Dorothy D., Colorado
Dr. Schmidt is the best! He is patient and thorough. Answers all questions and concerns and makes you feel like you are his only patient. He made something that I've been insecure about for years, look absolutely beautiful. I highly recommend him to anyone!
Lauren G., Colorado
Dr. Schmidt is very knowledgeable and extremely pleasant, as is his staff. The reconstructive surgery following my melanoma removal surpassed all expectations. I highly recommend him.
John D., Colorado
My family and I are so appreciative of the incredible level of care and personal attention that Dr. Schmidt showed. His dedication to his patient was at a degree that rarely gets seen in today’s society. Dr. Schmidt truly embodies what every medical professional should strive to be.
Wendy R., Alabama
I am so thankful that Dr. Schmidt was on site in the ER upon my arrival and took the time to meticulously repair my full thickness facial lacerations. I have to say that, unless I point out my facial injury, people say “if you had not mentioned it, I never...
Jim T., Anesthetist, Nebraska
Dr. Schmidt did a procedure on my face and not only did an expert job, but followed it with superb aftercare. His background has involved re-building faces after traumas (i.e. disease, accident, birth defects). He truly loves his mission, and I would entrust him with any procedure that he may...
Andrea S., Florida
Dr. Schmidt is a talented and capable doctor; I allowed him to work on both myself and my husband and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone.
Loretta H., Alabama
Dr. Schmidt is the most caring, thorough and patient doctor I have ever encountered. He is there to make sure your outcome is the very best and that you are happy with the results...my look is a very natural one leaving no one to suspect that surgery was performed.
If the stress of skin cancer removal wasn’t enough, many patients must also cope with the after effects: conspicuous wounds and scarring at the excision site. Dr. Schmidt can reconstruct skin that has been removed due to skin cancer using a range of surgical (and sometimes non-surgical) techniques.
While it’s important to recognize that there are limitations to reconstructive procedures, Schmidt Facial Plastic Surgery patients can rest assured that they’re in the hands of a facial anatomy expert. Once a cancer has been removed, Dr. Schmidt’s priority is to minimize the visibility of scarring and maximize a smooth, balanced appearance across the face.
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What are a patient’s skin cancer reconstruction options?
Dr. Schmidt will consider the size and location of the cancer excision area–among several other factors of the patient’s individual anatomy–to determine which of the following reconstructive techniques will produce the best results.
Healing by secondary intention: This is medical terminology for guiding the body’s own wound-healing process without surgery. Though the process can take longer than surgical techniques, the advantages are that no additional incisions are created and, in the right patient, scarring can be less pronounced.
Skin tissue flaps: Due to the elasticity of most skin areas, tissue can sometimes be rotated or pulled over a nearby wound to cover it up. Dr. Schmidt creates incisions around the wound to release skin tissue that can fill in the excision area. Flaps can repair wounds with tissue that matches the texture and color of the excised skin.
Skin or cartilage grafts: For a graft, Dr. Schmidt will take skin from other parts of the face or body to repair large excision areas. Graft tissue is typically taken from the ear or neck and stitched over the wound area.
Using these techniques, Dr. Schmidt can treat both traditional post-melanoma excision patients and Mohs excision patients. Mohs is a special skin cancer removal surgery performed by a dermatologist. Reconstruction can most often be achieved immediately after the skin cancer is removed.
Results and recovery
As each patient receives personalized treatment during skin cancer reconstruction, each patient will heal differently. Dr. Schmidt will provide skin care and healing instructions for the days and weeks after surgery.
Though some scarring may remain after skin cancer reconstruction, patients can feel much more comfortable returning to the world with the face they recognize. In some cases, Dr. Schmidt may recommend additional enhancement procedures after the initial healing process to further maximize the appearance of the skin and face.
With over 10 years of surgical experience, Dr. Schmidt focuses on each patient’s unique needs, concerns, and goals to provide a beautiful, natural result for cosmetic, reconstructive and non-surgical procedures. View Dr. Schmidt’s before and after photos to see the results other patients have achieved.