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Mohs Reconstruction

Mohs Reconstruction is a surgical method used to repair skin after Mohs surgery, which is performed to remove certain types of skin cancer. This reconstructive technique focuses on restoring both the appearance and functionality of areas affected by the removal of cancerous tissue.

The Basics

In Mohs surgery, layers of skin with cancer cells are carefully excised one at a time until only healthy tissue remains. While this procedure effectively removes all traces of the tumor and preserves as much normal tissue as possible, it can result in noticeable wounds or scars that may need cosmetic improvement—especially if they are located in visible areas like the face or neck.

The goal of Mohs Reconstruction is to heal these defects using various techniques such as local flaps (which involve repositioning nearby skin) and grafting (transferring skin from another part of the body). These methods help ensure functional recovery and aesthetic enhancement following treatment.

Who is a good candidate?

Candidates ideal for this type reconstruction typically include those who have undergone successful tumor removal through Mohs Surgery but have significant scarring; individuals whose self-esteem has been affected due to disfigurement; patients seeking optimal healing results post-large tumors extraction particularly from sensitive facial regions like nose tip/eyelids/lips; people looking for minimal changes around key features following dermatological surgeries.

It’s also crucial to assess overall health when considering any invasive procedures including reconstructions after Mohs operations — candidates should be generally stable physically/emotionally before undergoing such interventions.

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