Skin cancer repair after Mohs’ surgery reconstructs the soft tissue defect that results from removal of skin cancer, most commonly in the face.
Dr. Codner uses specialized techniques to restore your appearance that include replacing the removed skin with grafts or flaps of adjacent skin, and using suture techniques to minimize visible scarring.
Generally outpatient, skin cancer repair is commonly performed under local anesthesia possibly with mild sedation.
You may engage in light activity the day after your surgery. A return to more normal activity may take 1-2 weeks. Your appearance will gradually refine over the following 6-8 weeks as the scars heal; secondary procedures including dermabrasion or laser treatments may be recommended to further improve your results.
Proper skincare and sun protection are essential during healing and to maintain your results and skin health.
articles and Lectures
ASPS, Perspectives and Advances in Plastic Surgery, Difficult Cases and Management of Complications, Lower Lid & SOOF, MOHs Reconstruction of the Face, , Vail, CO, 2008.
Chairman, Perspectives and Advances in Plastic Surgery, Mohs repair of Nasal and Lip Defects, Eyelid Anatomy and Reconstruction, , Vail, CO, 2000.
Reconstruction Following Mohs’ Surgery, American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons Nursing, Atlanta, GA, 1998.
Sasoon, EM, Codner, MA. Eyelid Reconstruction. Operative Techniques in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 6(4), 250-264, 1999.