What You Should Know About Mohs Surgery Reconstruction

Mohs surgery reconstruction

Mohs surgery, which has existed since the late 1930s, can treat skin cancer, including rarer and more common types. The procedure goes through the skin to fully remove the cancer, with the goal of keeping the surrounding skin intact. However, that’s not always the result, especially if your skin cancer is widespread. If you’re unhappy with your skin after the procedure, you should consider Mohs surgery reconstruction to rebuild your confidence.

What Is Mohs Surgery Reconstruction?

Reconstruction after Mohs surgery can repair areas of the face that might have been impacted by cancer removal, including the lips, ears, eyelids, cheeks, and nose. However, the procedure is available for the rest of the face and body.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Mohs Surgery Reconstruction?

If you’ve received Mohs surgery, whether recently or longer ago, you’re likely eligible for a reconstruction. Your surgeon will require you to be healthy so your body can withstand the surgical procedure. You should also not currently be undergoing any cancer treatments.

What Is the Recovery Time for Mohs Surgery Reconstruction?

Plan to spend at least a week recovering after Mohs surgery reconstruction. You shouldn’t go to work or handle household chores or errands during this time. Focus on your recovery. You may notice surgical side effects, including swelling, bruising, irritation, and redness.

Your surgeon will advise you on post-surgical care, but many at-home remedies can alleviate the discomfort of your side effects. Using eye drops can lessen eye irritation, while a gel ice mask can treat the tender skin around the eyes.

Cold compresses can also reduce your pain, as can over-the-counter Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Your surgeon will likely recommend you elevate your head, which will require you to change how you sleep until your surgeon says otherwise.

Schedule Your Mohs Surgery Reconstruction Consultation with Andrew Trussler, MD

Andrew Trussler, MD is an Austin-based plastic surgeon specializing in Mohs surgery reconstruction. Set up a free consultation with him through the online contact form here or call us at 512-450-1077.

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