Post-Mohs Reconstruction Overview
Post-Mohs reconstruction is a surgical procedure to restore the form and function to wounds resulting from Mohs surgery.
Mohs surgery (also known as Mohs micrographic surgery) is a widely used and effective technique for treating two common forms of skin cancer—basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) and squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs). This state-of-the-art technique allows the surgeon to remove cancerous cells in microscopically thin layers, performing analytical lab work at intervals throughout the process. Mohs surgery aims to spare as much healthy tissue as possible, minimize scarring, and most importantly, ensure clear margins of the target tumor. While often performed by dermatologic surgeons at an out-patient clinic, more complex and extensive reconstruction surgery is better suited to the operating room or a facial plastic surgeon.
Dr. Rahul Seth is experienced in these complex, lengthy, and complicated reconstructive procedures and will partner with your dermatologic surgeon to customize a reconstructive treatment plan that will restore natural form and function–giving you the confidence to be your best.
You may be a good Mohs reconstruction candidate if you
- are generally healthy
- are a non-smoker
- require complex or extensive mohs surgery and subsequent repair
The approach used in Post-Mohs Reconstruction will vary based on many factors, including the size, depth, and location of the wound. Dr. Rahul Seth will meet with each patient prior to surgery to develop a customized treatment plan that will optimize treatment and minimize scarring.
Recovery will vary depending upon the approach used.
Pain medication is sometimes prescribed for pain relief, but most patients wean themselves off in one to two days, taking Tylenol only as needed.
Some patients may benefit from treatment of the scar with microneedling and other similar procedures for the scar. Please discuss options with Dr. Seth and his team.
How To Get Started
If you’re interested in Post-Mohs Reconstruction or want to learn more about your options with Dr. Rahul Seth, please request a consultation online or by phone at (925) 357-9050.
During your consultation, you will have time to discuss your goals and treatment options. During this process, you will get to know Dr. Seth and the Golden State Plastics team that will be with you every step of your journey. Once your consultation is complete and your unique treatment plan is created you will work with the Golden State Plastics team to schedule surgery. Once your surgery is scheduled, you will receive a pre-operative appointment to review your procedure, post-operative instructions, and expectations on your road to recovery.