Moh’s Reconstruction in Encino, CA
Since skin cancer is most commonly found on the face and nose, surgeries to remove cancerous tumors from the face are relatively common. Moh’s Reconstruction is an advanced procedure that is designed to correct abnormalities and issues with functionality after a skin cancer tumor is removed. While Moh’s Reconstruction can have a positive effect on the overall appearance of the face, it is specifically designed to address issues with functionality following skin cancer removal. Depending on the size of the defect, Dr. Matthew Malamet uses a wide range of advanced techniques, including Moh’s Reconstruction, allowing for functional and aesthetic reconstruction.
Moh’s Reconstruction Procedure
Moh’s Reconstruction Surgery is a highly individualized procedure designed to repair functional and aesthetic attributes of the face. Moh’s Reconstruction Surgery takes into account different factors that can vary from patient to patient including location, amount, and type of tissues affected during skin cancer removal. Each of these elements will impact how Dr. Malamet will approach the procedure. Common techniques that are often performed as part of a Moh’s Reconstruction Surgery are flap techniques, bone grafting, cartilage grafting, tissue expansion, and skin grafts. Depending on the amount of correction necessary, Dr. Malamet may use any or all of these techniques to restore a more natural function and appearance.
Moh’s Reconstruction Key Facts:
- Anesthesia: Topical Numbing Agent, Local Anesthetic
- Length of Procedure: 30 Minutes-2 Hours
- Length of Stay: Patients generally return home shortly after the procedure
- Discomfort: Some minor swelling, bruising and discomfort
- Anticipate: Minor swelling and bruising may persist for a couple weeks, but daily activities can be resumed within a few days
- Final Results: Visible once swelling and bruising subside
- Duration of Results: Lasting
Moh’s Reconstruction Results
The results from Moh’s Reconstruction will vary from patient to patient, but every patient should experience improvement in functionality and appearance. Depending on the amount of correction necessary, Dr. Matthew Malamet uses every option available to ensure the very best results are achieved from Moh’s Reconstruction Surgery.
Dr. Matthew Malamet offers Moh’s Reconstruction Surgery after skin cancer removal for patients from Encino, Sherman Oaks, Tarzana, Burbank, Van Nuys, Los Angeles, and the surrounding area. If you would like to learn more about Moh’s Reconstruction Surgery and the effects that it can have on facial appearance and function following skin cancer removal, Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Matthew Malamet. He meets with each patient individually to address any questions or concerns that may come up prior to the actual procedure.