Skin cancer is caused mainly by direct damage from the sun. The sun’s harmful UV rays impact unprotected skin in many ways: early signs of aging, uneven skin tone, dark patches of skin, and skin cancer. When skin cancer develops on the face, not only is there the scare of a cancer diagnosis, but there is also the element of needing surgery on the facial region. The Mohs scar revision technique minimizes the extent of tissue removal, the development of scarring, and the risk of cancer recurrence. Dr. Maurice Khosh is an esteemed facial plastic surgeon who provides surgical procedures to repair facial defects following cancer removal.
The most common types of skin cancer are Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, and Melanoma. In the removal of cancerous tumors, deep portions of skin must often be extracted in order to make sure that all cancer cells are removed. This can leave behind a deep cavity in the face that can cause an upset to a person’s appearance. Dr. Khosh prefers to see patients in consultation before cancer excision in order to prepare for the repair procedure and to coordinate with a Mohs dermatologist surgeon before the procedure.
Any type of facial surgical procedure can be daunting, especially when the surgery is a non-elective procedure. Dr. Khosh offers compassion to patients to make the process less foreboding. Patients feel reassured that, not only will their cancer be treated, but they will also be able to regain an aesthetically pleasing appearance. Maurice Khosh, MD, FACS, is an expert in reconstruction of cancer defects in the facial region using Mohs scar revision. He is considered to be a national and world authority for consultation and secondary reconstruction of old skin cancer defects. His expertise and extensive experience allow him the proficient ability to provide outstanding outcomes to his patients.
Contact our office today to schedule a consultation to discuss primary or secondary repair of skin cancer on the face. If at all possible, contact us for a consultation before cancer removal so that reconstructive options can be more fully discussed and coordination with your Mohs dermatologist surgeon can be planned.