In the United States, over a million skin cancer diagnoses are made. Of these million plus cases, 93-97% of them occur on the parts of our bodies which receive the most sun exposure, especially the head and face.1Mohs surgery was named after Dr. Frederic Mohs, who introduced a way to remove skin cancer cells on a microscopic level, in 1941.2
What is Mohs Surgery?
Mohs surgery is the most effective known way to remove skin cancer cells, greatly minimizing the chances of it coming back. Our clinic in Austin has successfully restored the faces of many Mohs head and facial surgery recipients, so that they can continue their lives as cancer survivors, while feeling and looking like themselves again.
Reconstructive Surgery Phase
After successful removal of the cancerous growth tissue, a Mohs surgeon will simply close the wound area. Especially for the delicate area of the face, removal of tissue will leave aesthetically less-than-satisfactory results. This is a normal and expected phase of the recovery process. The next step is to find the most qualified surgeon for reconstructive surgery.
Trusted for Cancer Reconstructive Surgery
There are different types of plastic surgeons out there. Chances are, you have no reason to go to a general plastic surgeon when there are facial plastic surgeons in Austin that specialize in all the delicate features of the head and face. Following Mohs surgery, Austin patients come to us as a trusted and proven resource for cancer reconstructive surgery.
Fresh Face Austin’s Dr. Patel is certified by the American Academy of Facial and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) and is also board-certified with the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery (ABOTO). You will have the benefit of a surgeon who understands and appreciates both the structural integrity of your head and facial features, and knows how to reconstruct in an artfully and medically sophisticated manner for the best possible results.