When malignant skin cancer is found, it is crucial to remove the cancerous cells as soon as possible before they spread. The best option for removal in many types of skin cancer is Mohs surgery. It is effective in removing the tumor or lesion while preserving the healthy tissue. When the surgical area is on the facial region, Mohs surgery can leave a very noticeable scar unless carefully reconstructed through facial plastic surgery.
If you live in Napa or Sonoma and are facing Mohs surgery on your facial region, consider the benefits of Mohs surgery reconstruction with Dr. Evan Ransom. While your dermatology surgeon will perform your Mohs surgery to remove the cancer cells, their expertise is in cancer removal, not skin or tissue reconstruction. Dr. Ransom can work with you and your dermatologist to plan a second surgery after the cancer is removed to rebuild the skin and tissue to reduce disfigurement on your face.
Mohs surgery has been used for decades to remove basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas and some melanomas from the skin and surrounding tissue. Sometimes this is a very small area of skin and tissue, but it can leave a hole where the tissue was removed. When this occurs on the face, it can be very noticeable, leaving a scar that is a constant reminder of this frightening experience.
Dr. Ransom is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon with extensive training and experience in facial tissue reconstruction after Mohs surgery. It is a complex and meticulous process to reconstruct the delicate and multi-level contours of the face, and it requires the highest level of expertise in the facial plastic surgery field. However, Dr. Ransom has worked with many patients overcoming Mohs surgery and helped them recover their lost tissue to lessen the scarring on their face.
Residents of Sonoma or Napa that are facing Mohs surgery and want to avoid excessive scarring should contact us at our office in Mill Valley. Planning for reconstruction ahead of your Mohs surgery can ensure the best results in scar reduction and repair of the surgical site.
Please note that all patients are different and individual healing times and results may vary. The statements regarding procedures and recovery made here are general rules.