Mohs Reconstruction is a plastic surgery procedure specially reserved for patients who have had tissue removed due to skin cancer. It may sometimes be scheduled in advance to be performed immediately after the Mohs surgery (a procedure for skin cancer excision) to ensure the best possible results and reduce healing times.
Mohs surgery is a reconstructive procedure that uses plastic surgery techniques to help address areas where a tumor or cancerous tissues were removed. For many patients, Mohs reconstruction surgery can help complete the process after beating cancer, allowing them to get back to their regular lives and appearances.
In the United States, it is estimated one in every five Americans will develop skin cancer at some point in their life. According to the American Cancer Society, over 5 million skin cancers are diagnosed annually and - and that number is on the rise. With the skin being the largest organ on the body, the impact of skin cancer can vary greatly for patients. Additionally, for most patients, skin cancer occurs in highly visible areas including the face, neck, arms, and hands. This is generally because these areas receive the greatest sun exposure.
For many survivors, Mohs reconstruction allows them to get closure and feel more confident about their skin again. The surgery is a delicate procedure that should only be performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience in reconstructive surgery, like Dr. Jones, who will operate in accordance with your unique circumstances.
In many cases, skin cancer can be treated with surgery. The cancerous or infected tissue is removed through a procedure known as Mohs surgery. This procedure has a high success rate among patients who have basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, though the procedure may be recommended to other patients in unique cases, like Paget's disease or early-stage melanoma. After Mohs surgery, however, many patients wonder what will become of the remaining area.
Mohs reconstruction is an excellent way to address the visible wounds and trauma left on the body following skin cancer removal surgery. Patients who have fought cancer deserve to feel powerful and confident. Mohs reconstructive surgery can help restore your appearance and help you achieve a sense of normalcy following skin cancer and treatment. The biggest benefit patients report is being able to look in the mirror and see a normal-looking appearance.
Mohs reconstruction surgery is a procedure that treats patients who have lost tissue, skin, cartilage, muscle, or even notable facial features to skin cancer. After the cancer is successfully removed, patients may be left feeling or appearing disfigured. It can often cause more stress, especially in adults or children who have recently undergone cancer treatment.
Mohs reconstructive surgery is performed on a case by case basis. This means Dr. Jones will provide individualized care to each patient and will approach the surgery in a manner that is best for them.
The Mohs reconstruction surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia. The entire procedure may take several hours to perform, so it is often scheduled in the morning to provide enough time to successfully complete.
Uses a nearby flap of skin to pull the tissue taut and conceal the missing tissue.
Uses skin, bone, or cartilage from a (non-visible) donor site on the body to cover the wound.
Performed when trauma is minimal and can be corrected by simply closing the area around the wound.
To determine if a Mohs surgery and reconstruction are the suitable form of treatment for you, contact us. Dr. Jones is a specialist in plastic surgery with extensive experience in the field of reconstructive surgery and Mohs Reconstruction.
If you have received or are considering skin cancer treatment like Mohs surgery and would like to schedule a reconstructive surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Jones today.
In Atlanta, Dr. Nicholas Jones offers Mohs reconstruction to patients who have beaten skin cancer and want to address the trauma to the skin left behind. Dr. Jones is certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery and specializes in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery.
Together, you can discuss whether Mohs reconstructive surgery is an ideal option for you, and, if so, how to best achieve a natural-looking result. The extent of reconstruction needed will vary greatly for each patient, so it is important to find a surgeon that understands your needs and works carefully to ensure they are met.
Come visit Dr. Jones and our team and let us help you achieve the spectacular look you deserve!
3280 Howell Mill Road NW Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30327