Mohs micrographic surgery is a procedure for the removal of certain skin cancer types. Mohs surgery is performed by local, board-certified dermatologists, also known as “Mohs Surgeons” who will layer-by-layer, remove skin cancers from the face and body. After the skin cancer has been removed, holes are left behind in the face and neck that typically require repair by plastic surgery.
Reconstruction of the Treated Areas
Once skin cancers have been removed by the Mohs technique, holes on the face, neck, and body are left behind – sometimes in areas critical for form and function. Reconstruction involves borrowing tissue from immediate or adjacent areas of the face to fill the hole left behind by skin cancer removal. Skin grafts can also be used for reconstruction.