Feel Good Again
Being diagnosed with skin cancer can be frightening. Fortunately, advanced techniques like Mohs surgery allows for the precise removal of cancer from the surrounding skin. However, a Mohs procedure can leave you with an unsightly area of missing tissue. This experience can be especially disconcerting when it is performed on your face.
Let our board-certified plastic surgeons at Southern Institute of Plastic Surgery provide you with best-in-class care to restore your appearance, peace of mind, and healthy, beautiful skin. Our patients in Dothan and surrounding areas choose us for reconstructive treatment following a Mohs surgery because of our highly skilled surgeons and caring approach to treatment. To learn more about the reconstruction process after Mohs surgery, call to schedule a consultation.
Mohs, also known as micrographic surgery, is a specialized procedure that involves gradually removing cancer cells in layers, enabling the surgeon to detect if cancer cells remain. This process continues until no cancerous cells are detected.
This procedure has a very high success rate. A highly skilled plastic surgeon can reconstruct the area following Mohs surgery, letting you put the surgery behind you and look like yourself again. Our board-certified surgeons have the experience and skills necessary to reconstruct the skin at the procedure site for smooth, natural-looking results.
Safe & Effective Treatment
Mohs surgery can be a lifesaver, but the resulting lesion can seriously damage your self-image. The scar left after a Mohs procedure can be quite large and deep, which can be dismaying, especially when it is on your face or in another highly visible area of your body. Many people choose to have reconstruction performed for this reason. We see patients on the same day as the Mohs procedure is performed to discuss and provide the closure best suited for the resultant defect and patient. Dothan, AL Mohs reconstruction patients come to Southern Institute of Plastic Surgery to receive unparalleled surgical care that delivers beautiful results.
At Southern Institute of Plastic Surgery, our surgeons provide caring and understanding support throughout the entire process of reconstruction. Call today to schedule a consultation to discuss if this is the right option for you.
How It's Done
Following your Mohs procedure, our team will assess the treatment area to create a plan for reconstruction. In some cases, reconstruction can be done while you are awake using local anesthesia. Although the surgery itself is not typically painful, some Mohs reconstruction patients may experience discomfort during the anesthesia injection. General anesthesia or twilight sedation may be used if more advanced reconstruction is necessary. We will outline the steps of your procedure at your appointment so that you know exactly what to expect.
Precision Post-Cancer Care
Our goal is to make you look like yourself again. We use the most advanced surgical techniques to meticulously reconstruct the surgery site, restoring smooth, healthy-looking skin and correcting any damage to underlying tissues. You will be amazed at what can be accomplished utilizing Mohs reconstruction.
You may notice swelling, bruising, and tenderness in the following days. Typically, patients require several days off work to allow for rest and healing. It is crucial to adhere to the post-procedure instructions for wound care and facial cleaning and attend any post-operative appointments. Never hesitate to contact us with any questions that arise during recovery.
Mohs reconstruction is safe and effective. Most patients experience minimal pain during surgery or in recovery.
That will depend on the anesthesia used during the procedure. In cases where only local anesthetic is used, you will be able to drive yourself home if you choose. However, some procedures do require general anesthesia, and in that event, you would need to have someone present to drive you home. During your consultation, your surgeon will evaluate you and recommend the best surgical option.
Start your journey at the Southern Institute of Plastic Surgery.
Ready to make a change for the better? We’d love to guide you on your journey to your best self. Our services for the face and body are thoughtfully curated based on years of expertise and experience. Dr. Walding, Dr. Asher, and our team of medical staff and aesthetic experts will support every facet of your care and ensure you are informed about your options so you can make a change that makes you feel as good as you look.
2800 Ross Clark Circle, Suite 2, Dothan, AL 36301