Mohs Reconstructive Surgery - Mohs Reconstruction

Mohs Reconstructive Surgery

Mohs Reconstructive Surgery

Mohs reconstructive surgery is a specialized cosmetic procedure to improve the appearance of skin following skin cancer surgery. Mohs reconstruction is usually performed shortly after Mohs surgery to close wounds left behind from the removal of cancerous tissue. Numerous reconstructive techniques have been developed to restore natural-looking skin texture and tone following skin cancer treatment, including specially-placed sutures, skin grafts, and tissue flaps. These procedures can promote proper healing and achieve substantial results.

Mohs Reconstruction At A Glance
Closes wounds left behind after undergoing Mohs surgery
Can restore natural-looking skin tone and texture
Promotes proper healing
Multiple techniques are available for optimal results
Can be performed shortly after skin cancer surgery

Your Mohs Reconstructive Surgery

Mohs reconstructive surgery can take place at an outpatient surgical facility or local hospital. Mohs reconstruction is often performed shortly after your skin cancer surgery, with many patients undergoing Mohs surgery and Mohs reconstruction on the same day. Depending on the extent of your Mohs surgery, your Mohs surgeon can either place a skin graft, tissue flap, or special sutures. Smaller skin cancer growths may only need suturing, while more comprehensive growths may require a skin graft or tissue flap. During skin grafting, a small amount of skin is taken from another area of the body and surgically placed at the treatment site before being sutured. During tissue flap reconstruction, surrounding tissue is placed over the treatment site and sutured to allow for proper healing.

Skin Cancer Reconstruction Techniques

Sutures Sutures are placed to close up the treatment site Ideal for smaller, less-extensive skin cancer procedures
Skin Graft Skin is taken from another part of the body and placed at the treatment area before being sutured Generally reserved for more comprehensive skin cancer procedures
Tissue Flap Surrounding tissue is placed over the treatment site and sutured Usually treats larger, more comprehensive procedures

What To Expect After Undergoing Mohs Reconstruction

Mohs reconstruction recovery is dependent on the extent of your skin cancer surgery. Dressings are worn for a few days to ensure proper healing around the treatment area. Stitches are usually removed within 1-2 weeks. Your Mohs surgeon can further explain post-care timelines and instructions during your in-office consultation.

Patients can restore natural-looking skin texture after skin cancer surgery with Mohs reconstruction. Results will continue to improve throughout the healing process.

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