Facial Reconstruction After Mohs Surgery
For many patients who require Mohs surgery for skin cancer, the prospect of having disfiguring wounds after the procedure can be overwhelming. Patients often place enormous value on their appearance, but performing a meticulous facial reconstruction that is aesthetically pleasing can be a time-consuming and sometimes daunting process. CornerStone Ear, Nose & Throat assists Mohs surgeons in the care of these patients by providing timely and convenient reconstructive surgery that not only achieves a good functional outcome, but also optimizes the cosmetic result.
The Reconstructive Surgery Process
- Reconstructive surgery usually takes place within 24 hours of Mohs surgery.
- Most Mohs reconstructions can be performed safely and comfortably in our office surgical suite with local anesthesia, avoiding the risks of going under general anesthesia.
- Most Mohs reconstruction procedures last no more than 1-2 hours.
- Patients are usually able to go home after the procedure.
- Postoperative pain is usually mild and controlled with pain medication such as Tylenol or Motrin.
- Healing time is typically within 1-2 weeks, but some patients may require a longer healing period due to the size or complexity of the reconstruction, and other medical conditions such as diabetes, immune suppression, or tobacco use.
- Complications are rare and almost always minor in severity.
Our Fellowship-Trained Reconstructive Surgeon
Board-certified otolaryngologist Daniel Gerry, MD, is fellowship-trained in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He has performed more than 2,000 Mohs reconstructions as well as numerous facial cosmetic surgeries. Dr. Gerry’s emphasis on personalized patient care and aesthetic results, combined with his exceptional surgical skills and extensive Mohs reconstruction experience, makes it possible for him to provide optimal care for Mohs patients.
Daniel Gerry, MD