TYPES OF MOHS-SURGERY RECONSTRUCTION
Reconstruction after Mohs surgery can be performed on the same day of the surgery, or at a later date. Each case is different but, in general, the way Mohs-reconstruction surgery is performed depends on the size and location of the wound. Unless a decision is made to let the wound heal by itself, the following techniques are used for reconstruction:
- Stitching the wound closed
- Skin graft from another part of the body
- Local skin flap
- Regional skin flap
BENEFITS OF MOHS RECONSTRUCTION
Although one of the benefits of Mohs surgery is that it removes only as much tissue as necessary, in some cases, the wound left behind is unsightly. Reconstruction following Mohs surgery is particularly beneficial for a patient who is distressed by a wound or scar on the face or neck. Reconstruction attempts to make the skin look as good as it did pre-Mohs surgery, so that the patient does not feel self-conscious.
MOHS RECONSTRUCITON SURGERY
MOHS reconstruction can be performed in the office or in an operating room with either sedation or general anesthesia depending on the complexity of the surgery and the patient’s comfort level or preference. Most patients go home the same day. The procedure may sometimes be staged depending on the reconstructive method.