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The size of the surgical wounds after Mohs surgery can be surprising for skin cancer patients. The removal of tumors can leave unsightly, gaping wounds. If you have cosmetic concerns after undergoing skin cancer removal, a Mohs reconstruction specialist can restore your appearance. This can help you restore your self-confidence.

Mohs Reconstruction Surgery Techniques

Various plastic surgery techniques may be used during Mohs reconstruction surgery, depending on the extent of the repairs. Commonly used techniques include a flap or skin grafts to restore facial features. Bone and cartilage grafting can also be done to restore underlying structures. The cosmetic procedures are performed using local, intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Lesions may be removed, if not done during a prior surgery.

The recovery time will vary, depending on the extent of the surgery. The plastic surgeon will give you after-care instructions to help speed the recovery process. Further surgery may be required in order to achieve the desired cosmetic effect. It can take up to a year for scarring to fully heal. Additional cosmetic procedures to minimize scars could be necessary to enhance your appearance.

Ideal Mohs Reconstruction Surgery Candidates

Individuals considering Mohs reconstruction surgery have cosmetic concerns while treating skin cancer. Ideal candidates should be non-smokers who are healthy enough for surgery. A consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon is highly recommended. The surgeon can perform an examination and determine the best course of treatment.

Request a Mohs Reconstruction Consultation

If you are considering Mohs reconstruction surgery, you may want to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jeremy Nikfarjam. Dr. Nikfarjam is a NYC board certified surgeon who has extensive experience with this cosmetic procedure. He can meet with you and will happily answer any questions or concerns you may have. Schedule a Mohs reconstruction surgery consultation today.

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