What is Mohs Reconstruction?
Mohs surgery allows for accurate margins when resecting skin cancer. This is extremely important in vulnerable areas on that face and scalp, which are visible in everyday life. Dermatologic training now prepares physicians for small skin coverage. Unfortunately, soft of the defects following Mohs surgery are large and require plastic surgery expertise for cosmetic management.
Reconstruction after Mohs surgery often requires local skin flaps to be rearranged in order to completely cover the wound. A variety of flap shapes can be used depending on the size and location. The entire surgical team works closely together in an effort to explore all options preoperatively. Many scars can be hidden within natural creases of the face, becoming faint and unnoticeable to the casual observer.