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Mohs Reconstruction

Ear reconstruction often involves moving or grafting skin to help maintain the shape of the ear.  At times cartilage grafts are necessary to form structure.  This case involved taking a skin flap from behind the ear, passing it through the concha to the front and closing the donor site behind the ear to hide the scar.

Mohs reconstruction is a specialized surgical procedure aimed at repairing skin defects resulting from Mohs micrographic surgery, a precise method for treating skin cancer. This procedure focuses on restoring skin integrity while minimizing scarring and preserving aesthetics.

For those needing skin reconstruction post-Mohs surgery, Mohs reconstruction offers a solution to restore skin integrity with minimal scarring. Consult with Dr. Sara R. Dickie to explore personalized treatment plans tailored to your needs. With her expertise and compassionate care, regain confidence in your skin’s health and appearance post-cancer treatment.

The Basics

Mohs surgery is often chosen for its focus on preserving aesthetics, particularly when removing skin cancer from areas like the face or neck. The technique allows surgeons to minimize the removal of healthy tissue, reducing scarring and helping to maintain the natural contours of the affected area. This makes Mohs surgery an excellent option for patients who prioritize cosmetic outcomes in addition to effective cancer treatment.

Who is a good candidate?

A good candidate for Mohs surgery is someone who values minimal tissue removal, especially in visible or functional areas. The layer-by-layer approach of Mohs surgery allows for precise excision of cancerous tissue, reducing the need for extensive skin removal. This precision is beneficial for candidates who want to minimize post-surgical scarring and maintain the functionality of the affected area, such as around the eyes or mouth.

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Sara Surgery is a premier Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery provider in Morton Grove, Illinois, serving the greater Chicago area.