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Facing the Future Following Facial Cancer Surgery

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Although skin cancer can occur anywhere on the body, it is very likely to develop on the face. As your facial skin is most often exposed to the sun, it receives more contact with harmful UV light. Early warning signs are sometimes missed as they resemble other conditions, such as styes, acne and age spots. It is vital to be alert for new or peculiar looking moles, growths or splotchy areas.

What Is Mohs Surgery?

Getting a cancer diagnosis is a scary and stressful experience. With facial cancer, you may be concerned that (even if your prognosis is good) your appearance will be permanently altered. Thankfully, Mohs surgery represents a positive step forward in removing cancerous growths with minimal trauma to the surrounding area. Mohs is designed to be effective on areas with particularly thin skin, such as the nose, lips, ears and scalp.

As a micrographic surgery, Mohs removes as little skin tissue as possible, resulting in a smaller scar. Mohs can be utilized in the removal of many kinds of skin cancers, including the two most common, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. If caught in the early stages, even lentigo malignant melanoma is treatable with Mohs surgery.

Surgery to treat other types of skin cancer typically results in a larger scar, as the surgeon is required to remove more tissue to ensure no cancerous cells remain.

Complete Your Recovery with Dr. Maurice Khosh

Despite representing a huge leap forward in minimizing facial scarring following skin cancer surgery, Mohs may result in a noticeable mark on the face. For many cancer survivors, having a visual reminder of their experience, or receiving comments from others, is very distressing. Dr. Khosh can work in tandem with your Mohs dermatological surgeon to further reduce the effects of scarring, giving you back your confidence and peace of mind.

Depending on where your facial cancer has developed, Dr. Khosh will employ skin grafts, skin flaps or skin/muscle flaps to replace damaged tissue. These treatments can be supported by laser treatments, scar revisions or steroid injections to aid the rejuvenation process.

Dr. Khosh believes reconstructive procedures following Mohs surgery work best if coordinated with the excision. If you have been advised that you are a candidate for Mohs surgery, contact his New York surgery today for an appointment.

Posted on behalf of Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS

Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS
580 Park Avenue Suite 1BE,
New York, NY 10065
(212) 339-9988

What Dr. Khosh's Patients Say


Based on 174 reviews

Meredith G.
Saw Dr. Khosh for a fractured nose. He reset my nose beautifully (and with little discomfort to me) and then discussed some of my sinus issues with me upon my follow up visit. Never felt like he was rushing me out and felt very confident in his abilities. I would highly recommend to anyone needing plastic or reconstructive options!
Jackie C.
Great front office, really good experience after what was a terrible accident. I was made to feel comfortable. Dr. Khosh is very good at what he does. I'm still healing but I'm confident of the results
Kaitlin M.
Dr. Khosh takes exceptional care of his patients. He has operated on me twice, each time making me feel extremely comfortable and satisfied with the results. His staff is also very kind and knowledgeable.
Diana G.
Dr. Khosh & his staff Susan & Christine are absolutely amazing! They were so supportive & helpful from beginning to end & they are just wonderful people. Thank you guys I truly appreciate everything you guys have done for me. I would recommend them to anyone & everyone!
Joann M.
After visiting and being evaluated by several doctors, I kept going back to Dr. Khosh. His tranquil spirit and professionalism were captivating. Thank you for a job well done and keeping me calm throughout the entire process. A special thanks to your staff Susan and Christine for all of their support as well. Hi highly recommend Dr. Khosh.
Leah G.
Upon hearing of the overwhelmingly positive experience a friend of mine had in choosing Dr. Khosh as her surgeon, I decided to make an appointment for my own septoplasty/rhinoplasty/turbinate reduction. Although I was slightly skeptical as the praise I had heard seemed a bit hyperbolic, all uncertainty dissipated after meeting the Doctor and his staff. My pre- and post-operative experience was excellent in terms of concerns adequately addressed prior to the surgery and mitigation of any bruising in the convalescent period. Despite my apparent predisposition to rather slower healing, a year after the surgery, my nose looks really pretty and my breathing entirely unobstructed! I highly recommend Dr. Khosh!
Courtney G.
AMAZING!!!!!! I had Dr Khosh perform lipo on my chin/neck and my result is unbelievable! Better than I could have expected! I met with a couple of surgeons and the second I met with Dr Khosh I knew he was the one I was going with. He was compassionate and explained every detail of what would take place during the surgery and what to expect during recovery. I even emailed a few times during recovery with various questions and he got right back to me asap which was really comforting! I honestly fully recommend Dr Khosh, he did an amazing job and is an amazing person.
Frieda S.
i can finally breathe!! Dr. Khosh made the entire experience a breeze, it was truly a pleasure to be under his care. I am forever thankful and highly recommend him. Not only does his work speak for himself, but he has excellent bedside manner. His kindness and patience is above and beyond. He takes the time to answer to every question you have to help you understand the process while at the same time making you feel so comfortable. From the first consultation i knew i was in good hands. I am so pleased with the result and forever thankful.
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