A diagnosis of cancer is one of the scariest moments of a person’s life. Thankfully, common types of skin cancer often respond well to Mohs surgery performed by a dermatologist. Often used on the middle part of the face, Mohs takes thin slices of tissue and examines each piece. They repeat this process until no further signs of the cancer are visible on examination.
Mohs has a high rate of success and only removes as much tissue as necessary. Even though it minimizes the amount of scarring, it does not eliminate it. For this reason, you need a skilled plastic surgeon for cosmetic repair after skin cancer removal.
What Kind of Cosmetic Repairs Can Be Done?
Your plastic surgeon should have a great deal of experience working with dermatological surgeons. This provides strong communication about the procedures, and the surgeons can work together to identify the best way to reduce as much scarring as possible. This is why Dr. Khosh often sees patients before their skin cancer surgery.
By using various reconstructive techniques, Dr. Khosh can repair facial defects resulting from skin cancer removal. The forehead, nose, cheeks and chin can be treated. Even delicate areas like the eyelids and lips can be corrected.
Following the cosmetic surgery, other treatments can further reduce scarring. Laser treatments, revisions and injections can all smooth the area and improve the results of the original surgery.
Trusted Reconstructive Surgery in New York City
Dr. Maurice Khosh provides a patient-centered approach to his exceptional surgical skills. As a dual-certified surgeon in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, he can address both cosmetic and functional problems.
Dr. Khosh understands any type of surgery can cause patients to worry, and this is especially true of skin cancer removal and repair. Patients can rest assured they are in the best hands. Not only is Dr. Khosh a highly respected surgeon, but he has also published and lectured on reconstructive skin cancer repair. He has patients from around the country who are thrilled with their results.
Whether you have an upcoming surgery or an older scar, Dr. Khosh can help. Contact the office today to schedule a consultation.