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Mohs Reconstruction

Mohs Reconstruction is a surgical technique used to repair the skin following Mohs surgery, which targets specific types of skin cancer. This reconstructive process aims to restore the appearance and function of areas affected by cancer removal.

The Basics

In Mohs surgery, layers of skin containing cancer cells are meticulously removed one at a time until only healthy tissue remains. Although this approach effectively eradicates all traces of the tumor while conserving as much normal tissue as possible, it can leave noticeable wounds or scars that may require aesthetic improvement—particularly if they occur in prominent places such as on the face or neck.

The purpose of Mohs Reconstruction is to mend these defects through various methods like local flaps (repositioning adjacent skin) and grafting (transferring skin from another part of body), thereby ensuring both functional restoration and cosmetic enhancement after treatment.

Who is a good candidate?

Ideal candidates for this reconstruction include individuals who have had successful tumor excision via Mohs Surgery but are left with significant scarring; those whose self-confidence has been impacted due to disfigurement; patients desiring optimal healing outcomes post-large tumors removal especially from critical facial regions like nose tip/eyelids/lips; people aiming for minimal alteration around key features after dermatological surgeries.

It’s important to also consider overall health when evaluating suitability for any invasive procedure including reconstructions post-Mohs operations — potential patients should be generally well physically/emotionally before proceeding with such interventions.

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