Skin cancer is a serious condition that affects millions of Americans. At Been Facial Plastics we promptly address this diagnosis with Mohs surgery – the preferred method to skin cancer reconstruction focused on minimizing and camouflaging the size of the resulting defect.
Skin Cancer Reconstruction (Mohs Surgery)
What Sets Been Facial Plastics Apart?
At our office we routinely treat basal cell cancer, squamous cell cancer, and some early stage melanoma skin cancers. Given their respective surgical specializations, Dr. Mark Been focuses on repair of the face and neck, while Dr. Geeta Been specializes in repair of the eyelids and periorbital area. Depending on the extent of the defect, both doctors may work together to create the best outcome.
Drs. Mark and Geeta Been work hand-in-hand with multiple area dermatologists that perform Mohs micrographic skin cancer removal. Mohs surgery is often the preferred method to remove facial skin cancers in effort to minimize the size of the defect. After the patient has the cancer removed by the Mohs dermatologist, the patient will come to our office for assessment and repair of the defect. We will discuss the different options for repair and work with you to restore as natural an appearance as possible.
Almost all skin cancer repairs can be performed under local anesthesia. If desired, we can also provide mild sedation at the time of the procedure. These procedures are performed in the comfort of our own surgical center, meaning you experience the utmost privacy and ease during your time with us.
What to Expect after Skin Cancer Reconstruction
Almost all skin cancer repairs can be performed under local anesthesia. Patients rarely have significant discomfort following skin cancer repair. The incisions are typically covered with a small dressing or ointment. Patients usually return to the office one week after the procedure for suture removal. Any swelling or pink skin discoloration to the repair site will gradually fade over the subsequent weeks.