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Mohs Reconstruction

Mohs Reconstruction is a surgical procedure performed following Mohs surgery, which is used to treat certain types of skin cancer. The goal of the reconstruction process is to repair and restore the area where the cancerous tissue was removed.

The Basics

During Mohs surgery, thin layers of cancer-containing skin are progressively removed and examined until only non-cancerous tissue remains. This method allows for all roots and extensions of the tumor to be eliminated while preserving as much healthy surrounding tissues as possible.

However, this can sometimes leave behind wounds or scars that may need cosmetic correction depending on their size or location – especially if they’re located in highly visible areas like face or neck. That’s when Mohs Reconstruction comes into play: it aims at repairing these defects using various techniques such as local flaps (rearranging nearby skin), grafting (transferring skin from another body part) etc., ensuring both functional recovery & aesthetic appeal post-surgery.

Who is a good candidate?

Good candidates for this type of reconstructive surgery include individuals who have undergone successful removal via Mohs Surgery but were left with significant scarring/wounds; those whose self-esteem has been affected due to disfigurement caused by excision; people wanting optimal healing results after having had large tumors taken out from prominent places e.g., nose tip/eyelids/lips etc.; patients seeking minimal distortion around important facial features following dermatological operations.

It should also be noted that patient health status plays an essential role in determining candidacy – one must generally be fit enough physically/emotionally before undergoing any kind-of invasive procedures including reconstructions post-Mohs surgeries

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