Atlanta Mohs Surgery
It is a fact that one in five individuals in America may develop skin cancer at some point in their life. Around eighty percent of cancers are on the neck, scalp, or face. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer, followed by squamous cell carcinoma which affects an estimated 250,000 Americans annually. While not all skin cancers require Mohs surgery, when there is an aggressive pathology, a recurrent tumor, or a cancer that occurs on a delicate structure such as the face, a Mohs procedure will give the highest cure rate and the best outcome. The best Mohs teams use a multidisciplinary approach with a Mohs surgeon to remove the tumor and a plastic surgeon specializing in Mohs surgery to perform closures in cases that require reconstructive surgery. We work closely with the Mohs surgeons to offer patients a highly specialized Mohs team with same day service and all procedures performed in the office under local anesthesia avoiding a trip to the hospital and operating room.
Mohs Skin Cancer Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon
Because of Mohs micrographic surgery, the cure rate for these skin cancers can exceed 99 percent. Moreover, facial lesions command highly technical reconstruction to achieve a nominal deformity and an excellent aesthetic result. The following are various principles and techniques used in Mohs Reconstruction:
- Camouflaging Incisions in relaxed skin tension lines
- Primary Closure/Elliptical closure
- Local Flap closure
- Regional Flap closure
- Skin Grafts
Expertise in Mohs Reconstructive Surgery is highly important for larger defects and for lesions that may affect areas of cosmetic significance such as the eyelids, lips, ears, and nose. The chief purpose of the reconstructive surgery for skin cancer is to repair affected areas effectively and safely, and re-establish form and function to delicate areas of the face. Additionally, meticulous skin closure techniques are important to create an imperceptible scar and an optimal outcome.
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Mohs Surgery | Mohs Skin Cancer Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon
Disclaimer: These Are Actual Results For Patients Of Dr. Benjamin Stong. Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Results Can Vary Between Patients.