Reconstructive surgery following surgery for skin cancer involves rebuilding and restoring the wound to eliminate or minimize scarring and to restore the maximal amount of function to the area. Often performed immediately following Mohs surgery to excise a cancerous skin lesion, reconstructive surgery can be performed under a local anesthetic which is safer and less costly, and you can go home the same day.
Dr. Goshtasby uses a number of different techniques to repair the excision site depending on the depth and the extent of the wound. He may employ a number of techniques including wound repair with stitches, grafts or flaps, taking into consideration of the functional as well as aesthetic requirements of the reconstruction to optimize the final result.
Essentially, anyone who is a candidate for Mohs surgery is a candidate for reconstructive surgery. In general, the requirements are:
- You must be in good general health
- You must not smoke
- You should have realistic expectations for the results of reconstructive surgery
With thousands of reconstructive surgeries to his credit, Dr. Goshtasby is board-certified and fellowship-trained to provide you with the most natural-looking results possible. Dr. Goshtasby will be happy to personally consult with you regarding your surgery to answer any questions and to form a treatment plan that will provide you with optimal results.