Skin cancer has become one of the most wide spread cancers, often requiring what is called Mohs surgery. The surgery is named after its developer Dr. Frederic Mohs that created this surgery to remove skin cancer cells back in the late 1930’s. The procedure involves removing layers of skin in the cancer area until all the cancer cells have been removed. While effective, it can leave patients with a large patch of missing skin that can benefit from reconstructive surgery.
Mohs Reconstructive Surgery
Most Mohs surgeries are performed by a dermatologist specializing in skin cancer removal. Depending on the size of the skin cancer growth, this patch of removed skin can be smaller than a dime or much larger. Unfortunately, since the face is the most exposed part of the body, often it is the facial skin that must be removed, altering the patient’s appearance.
Mohs reconstructive surgery can be done after the Mohs surgery is completed. Often this involves skin grafts that can replace the cancerous skin that was removed. To create a smooth, flawless repair of the area, it is important to match the skin tone and use other techniques such as dermabrasion to blend the grafted skin into the surrounding skin. This takes extreme skill and should be performed by a cosmetic surgeon that specializes in this intricate procedure.
You don’t have to live with the scars of skin cancer removal surgery. Cosmetic surgery can give you back the skin you lost and restore you face to its previous beauty. Often only one surgery is needed to repair the damage, getting you quickly back to your old self.
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Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Northeast #910
Atlanta, GA 30342