- Post traumatic and Mohs surgery reconstruction
Reconstructive surgery is performed to improve the function or appearance of a part of the body that is abnormal because of congenital deformities (birth defects) or acquired deformities (i.e. from facial trauma, infection, disease, surgery, etc. ). Patients of all ages can be helped, whether it's a child with cleft lip, a teenager with a broken nose, a man undergoing skin cancer removal, or a patient with facial fracture.
Skin Cancer Reconstructive Surgery
Skin cancer is unfortunately a growing disease, with over a million new cases reported each year. While it can be fatal, many cases, especially those detected early, can be treated effectively. But after skin cancer is removed, it can leave behind unsightly scars or deformities.
Source: NCI Visuals Online. Skin Cancer Foundation.
Mohs Surgery Reconstruction
Mohs micrographic surgery is a procedure used to remove skin cancer by certain dermatologists.
Despite its high level of efficiency, Mohs surgery can leave behind large wounds in prominent areas of the face. These deformities can be unsightly and emotionally upsetting. Reconstruction surgery can be performed to repair the wound and restore your skin to a more healthy and natural appearance.
Reconstruction after Mohs surgery can often be performed the same day or the day after the removal procedure. Reconstructive procedures are performed on an individualized basis, depending on each patient's wound, and can involve a skin graft, rotational flaps or complex surgical closure.
While complete tumor resection is the main goal, reconstruction uses the remaining healthy tissue to carefully restore the area for both effective and aesthetic results.