Skin Cancer Reconstruction
About Mohs Surgery
Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) is a state-of-the-art skin cancer treatment designed to remove cancerous cells with ultimate precision while leaving healthy tissue intact. At Inkerra Facial Plastics Surgery, our facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon helps restore a normal facial or neck appearance for patients who have had tissue removed as part of the Mohs procedure. When you contact our aesthetic and reconstructive surgery practice, we can provide you with details on the benefits of reconstruction and share our before and after images.
After your Mohs surgeon has determined that the area is cancer-free, he or she will give the green light for reconstructive surgery. The majority of reconstructive procedures are done using local anesthesia and typically last between one and two hours. Larger, more complicated defects can require a more extensive procedure however. It is often beneficial to consult with Dr. Sofola prior to the removal of the cancer in order to have an initial discussion about the potential reconstructive options.
Dr. Sofola has helped a wide variety of patients by repairing the defects created by Mohs cancer removal. He is able to draw from his extensive reconstructive and aesthetic surgical experience to give his patients functional and natural-looking reconstructive results.
Designing Your Reconstruction
Facial reconstruction requires a great deal of personalization. Dr. Sofola will choose from many different types of flap or graft techniques to create the most natural results possible. The reconstructive technique selected to repair your skin cancer defect will depend on a variety of factors, including the amount of tissue removed during your Mohs surgery, your cancer surgeon’s input, and the current condition of your skin and underlying tissue. During your first visit with our reconstructive team, we will show you how we have been able to improve the appearance of other cancer patients and help you understand what a reconstruction can do for you.
The removal of a skin cancer from your face is a traumatic experience and it is normal to be concerned about how your face will look after everything has healed. Although no one can re-create your original face, Dr. Sofola strives to use his experience and his aesthetic eye to help give you a reconstructive result that looks as natural as possible. Please schedule a personal appointment in order to get all the information you need to make a decision about your facial plastic surgery reconstruction. We encourage you to browse through our Before and After gallery of skin cancer reconstruction patients.