— Verve Patient
- Breast Surgery
- Body Surgery
- Face Surgery
- Reconstruction Surgery
- Mastectomy + Implant Reconstruction
- DIEP Flap
- TRAM Flap
- SGAP Flap
- Latissimus Flap
- Lumpectomy Reconstruction
- Nipple Reconstruction
- Mohs Reconstruction
- Male Plastic Surgery
- Med Spa
What Is Mohs Surgery?
- Mohs surgery will be performed by your dermatologist. Very thin shavings are taken at the site of your skin cancer. After each shaving your dermatologist will look at the removed tissue under the microscope. Subsequent shavings will be performed until there is no skin cancer visualized under the microscope.
- Of all the surgical techniques available today, Mohs surgery offers both the lowest recurrence rate of malignant lesions, and maximum preservation of healthy tissue.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Mohs Reconstruction?
- Your dermatologist will determine if Mohs reconstruction with a plastic surgeon is recommended. This is common if Mohs surgery’s was performed on cosmetically important areas such as the nose, eyelids and lips, and for high risk and invasive lesions (such as near a facial nerve).
- The procedure and incision will vary widely depending on the location, size, and depth of the tumor.
- Typically procedures either require; a flap or a skin graft
- A flap involves transfer of local tissue while maintaining its own blood supply.
- A graft involves transferring tissue without keeping a blood supply attached.
- Depending on the location of your Mohs reconstruction, Dr. Gupta will discuss if you are a good candidate for a flap or a graft and what type would be best for your individual case.
- Resection and reconstruction of more extensive and invasive tumors involves more advanced techniques. These can be discussed in detail during your consultation.
- The incisions will depend on the area Mohs reconstruction was performed.
- You will have a secondary incision in order to reposition your own tissue to cover the defect where your Mohs excision occurred.
- It will also vary if you have had any additional surgery in the surrounding area which can have effect on the blood supply.
What type of procedure needed for reconstruction is typically not known until after Mohs surgery has been performed. Dr. Gupta will discuss possible options for you after we see a photo from your dermatologist following the completion of your procedure.
This can vary a lot depending on the procedure best indicated for you.