Koger Cosmetic Clinic & Medspa offers Mohs skin cancer reconstruction for men and women in Palm Beach County, including West Palm Beach, Vero Beach, Wellington, and the surrounding areas of Florida.
Mohs surgery, as performed by Dr. Koger and Dr. Deziel, is a precision, tissue sparing surgical technique that is used to treat skin cancers, especially on vital areas of the face. During Mohs surgery, thin layers of cancer-containing skin are progressively removed and examined until only cancer-free tissue remains.
About Mohs skin cancer reconstruction
In most cases, the procedure takes about 1-2 hours, depending on the extent of the skin tumor. The Mohs surgery procedure is an improvement over other approaches for certain conditions, in that it allows for the progressive removal of tissue until only cancer-free tissue remains. Not only does it increase the odds of a smaller incision, it also can reduce the need for additional surgery. Using a scalpel, the physician removes the cancerous tissue for analysis by an on-site pathologist. This process is repeated until all the remaining tissue is found to be cancer free.
Benefits of Mohs skin cancer reconstruction
Mohs skin cancer reconstruction is considered one of the best options for skin cancer treatment because the technique removes only the minimal amount of tissue necessary.
Candidates for Mohs skin cancer reconstruction
Mohs skin cancer reconstruction is an effective treatment for common types of skin cancer. The efficacy of the treatment depends on the type of cancer and the stage of the cancer. The best way to find out if you are a good candidate is to meet with Dr. Koger or Dr. Deziel for a consultation.
Planning your Mohs skin cancer reconstruction
The first step before having Mohs skin cancer reconstruction is to have your lesion evaluated and biopsied by a dermatologist. The results of the examination will define the type and stage of the cancer. You can then discuss the Mohs skin cancer reconstruction process with Dr. Koger or Dr. Deziel during a pre-op consultation.
Where your Mohs skin cancer reconstruction is performed
Mohs skin cancer reconstruction is performed in an outpatient surgical center.
Type of anesthesia for your Mohs skin cancer reconstruction
Most Mohs skin cancer reconstruction procedures mild sedation.
After your Mohs skin cancer reconstruction
Depending on the extent of the surgical excision, your wound will be closed either by suture closure, using a skin flap to cover the wound, or grafting skin from another part of the body to cover the wound.
Getting back to normal after Mohs skin cancer reconstruction
A great advantage of Mohs surgery is that you know your results right away, and you usually don’t leave your appointment until all of the skin cancer has been removed. This provides a huge psychological relief, and you only need to make a follow-up visit with Dr. Koger to monitor your recovery. During your consultation and, based on your surgical needs, Dr. Koger will discuss what expectations you should have for getting back to normal following Mohs surgery.
Your new look after Mohs skin cancer reconstruction
Dr. Koger takes great care during the procedure to ensure that scarring is minimal. We recommend the use of medical grade silicone and sunblock to ensure you heal as well as possible. If you are still concerned with your scar after the area has healed, you may want to speak with Dr. Koger or Dr. Deziel about a scar revision procedure.
Paying for your Mohs skin cancer reconstruction
Mohs skin cancer reconstruction may be covered by your medical insurance. We can discuss the cost and our financing options during your consultation.
Dr. Koger is a board-certified plastic surgeon who offers Mohs skin cancer reconstruction for residents of West Palm Beach, Vero Beach, Wellington, and the surrounding areas of Palm Beach County. Contact us to schedule a consultation.