One of the most effective treatments for certain types of skin cancer is Mohs surgery, a precise and methodical removal of skin tumors and lesions. While this surgery is necessary to remove the cancer cells from the skin and surrounding tissue, it can leave a disfiguring scar. Mohs surgery reconstruction through plastic surgery can reduce the appearance of the scar to benefit skin cancer patients.
Dr. Evan Ransom is a highly qualified and skilled facial plastic surgeon who specializes in skin and tissue repair for patients recovering from Mohs surgery. His credentials include an Ivy League education, fellowship-training and a dual board certification in the fields of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and otolaryngology (head and neck surgery). He accepts referrals from dermatologists throughout Marin County to perform Mohs reconstruction surgery on our patients at our Mill Valley clinic.
Erasing the Scars of Mohs Surgery
Mohs surgery meticulously removes layers of skin and tissue surrounding basal cell (BCC) or squamous cell (SCC) skin cancers, examining each layer for cancer cells. This procedure ensures that all the cancer cells are removed while preserving as much as possible of the healthy tissue. However, this can leave a depression in the tissue where the surgery is completed. The surgery is usually performed by a dermatology surgeon, but for cosmetic reconstruction, a plastic surgeon may be needed.
When the site of the skin cancer occurs on the face, Dr. Ransom can work with the patient and their dermatologist to perform reconstruction after Mohs surgery. This is especially beneficial in areas with contours where the tissue and skin need multiple levels of reconstruction for function and aesthetic purposes. Dr. Ransom has extensive experience in these complex surgeries to reduce the scarring and disfigurement after Mohs surgery.
If you live in Marin County and will be undergoing Mohs surgery on your face, contact our office in Mill Valley to learn more about Mohs surgery reconstruction.