Post-MOHS Skin Cancer Reconstruction
Mohs micrographic surgery is a procedure used to remove skin cancer with precision, thoroughness and success. This procedure removes not only the tumor on the surface of the skin, but any roots below the skin as well. This ensures a complete removal of the tumor and helps prevent cancer from recurring.
Despite its high level of efficiency, Mohs surgery often leaves behind large wounds or scars in prominent areas such as the face. These deformities can be emotionally upsetting and a constant reminder of the skin cancer that once existed there. Fortunately, Oculoplastic surgery can be performed to repair the wound and restore your skin to a more healthy and natural appearance.
Reconstruction after Mohs surgery can often be performed the same day or the day after the removal procedure. Reconstructive procedures are performed on an individualized basis, depending on each patient's wound, and can involve a skin graft, flap of skin, stitching or surgical closure. Most importantly, the health and function of the eye is the utmost consideration. Oculoplastic surgeons such as Dr. Moskowitz possess the necessary training in both Ophthalmology and Plastic surgery to ensure the best functional and cosmetic outcomes.
While complete tumor resection is the main goal, Dr. Moskowitz understands the importance of the ocular functioning and the importance of the final cosmetic appearance. In general, all three goals can be achieved with excellent results. If you have any questions or concerns regarding these issues then consider consulting with the doctor.