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Understanding Mohs Facial Reconstructive Surgery2022-10-18T12:09:12+00:00

Your Guide to Mohs Skin Cancer Reconstructive Surgery in Los Angeles

When skin cancer is removed with Mohs surgery, it can unfortunately leave behind damaged skin tissue and scarring; however, Mohs facial reconstructive surgery can help you restore these scars.

Many skin cancer survivors look for ways to correct their scars from their MOHs surgery, and they turn to the top Mohs plastic surgeons in Los Angeles to achieve this.

Westside Face offers Mohs skin cancer reconstruction surgery in Los Angeles for patients who have undergone MOHs surgery to minimize the appearance of the scar and restore their quality of life.

Our services provide aesthetic reconstruction after skin cancer removal, as well as revision surgery for those who have suboptimal scarring or healing after previous removal and/or reconstruction of skin cancer defects.

What is Mohs Reconstruction Surgery?

Mohs skin cancer reconstruction surgery restores both the look and function of your skin after Mohs surgery.

Mohs surgery for excision of a skin cancer inevitably results in an open wound. To close the wound or fill in the defect – special reconstructive procedures performed by plastic surgeons are often needed to optimize healing and to restore proper form and function to the area.

Our skilled plastic surgeons specialize in this form of reconstruction.

Many of our patients who have undergone facial reconstruction surgery feel as though they’re healed once their skin lesion is repaired.

What are the Benefits of Mohs Reconstructive Surgery?

The benefit of having post-Mohs reconstruction performed by a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon is to maximize the potential to restore proper form and function to the wounded area following the necessary skin cancer removal process.

Many wounds that are left to heal on their own or if stitched closed with excessive tension can lead to poor healing and scarring, which over time can disfigure and affect function. The use of special plastic surgical techniques can facilitate optimal healing.

Without the daily reminder of their past cancer, patients can finally move on with their normal lives, making this procedure just as valuable as removing the cancer itself.

Common Mohs Reconstructive Surgery Q&A’s

Q: When is reconstruction done after Mohs surgery?
A: Reconstruction is most commonly performed on the same day or the day following the Mohs procedure.

Q: How are the different reconstructive procedures done?
A: The great majority of the procedures discussed here are performed in the plastic surgeon’s office under local anesthesia.

Q: What is the recovery time for each of these procedures?
A: With most of these reconstructive procedures, the downtime is minimal. Most patients are able to be back to their normal activities by the following day wearing just a band aid.

Q: Is Mohs reconstructive surgery considered cosmetic or medically necessary?
A: When referred by a plastic surgeon for Mohs reconstruction, most insurance companies consider it medically necessary and do cover the cost of the procedures.

Q: Does the plastic surgeon I go to make a difference?
A: Yes! The plastic surgeon you choose to perform for your Mohs procedure is crucial, as it directly impacts the overall results of your skin cancer reconstructive surgery. Dr. Aynehchi, is our award-winning, double board certified, Mohs plastic surgeon who has extensive training in reconstructing all levels of head and neck surgeries.

Q: Why choose Westside Face for my Mohs Reconstructive Surgery?
A: At Westside Face, our doctors are board certified in both otolaryngology — head and neck surgery, as well as facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, offering our patients personalized, professional and comprehensive care approach.

Our specialized Mohs surgeons have a state-of-the-art unit designed especially for performing the surgery, with all the latest technology needed for it; Our skilled plastic surgeons are highly skilled at performing the full range of Mohs reconstructive procedures.

Best Mohs Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon in Los Angeles

We understand that you want your skin after Mohs reconstruction surgery to look as close to normal as possible, which is why you should consult with the top facial cosmetic specialists in Los Angeles. Our plastic surgery specialists are highly experienced and skilled in the art of facial cosmetic surgery, and guarantee that you will love the results of your procedure.

At Westside Face, we aim to provide you with the best and most natural-looking results, with goals to make you feel more confident, all while preserving your natural appearance and giving your skin renewed vitality.

We give Each patient that undergoes cosmetic enhancement at Westside Face a personalized approach where they can expect:

  • Long-lasting results
  • Natural-looking changes
  • Shortest recovery time possible

Schedule Your Mohs Consultation with Westside Face

We have strong expertise in Mohs surgery, and strive to approach each patient’s specific and unique goals, then create the best possible reconstruction plan for the affected facial area. To help you decide which rejuvenation treatment is right for you, our doctors will walk you through your different Mohs reconstruction procedure.

Want to learn more about Mohs reconstructive surgery in Los Angeles? Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our skilled double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Aynehchi, who will happily discuss the reconstruction plan best suited for your needs.

For a better understanding of Mohs skin cancer reconstructive surgery in Los Angeles, including how it’s performed, what happens during the procedure and what to expect after the surgery, contact Westside Face by phone at 310-846-8519 or email at appointments@westsideface.com.

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