Mohs surgery is considered the gold standard for treating skin cancer, yet the procedure can leave behind a lesion or significant scarring. Mohs reconstruction surgery addresses cosmetic issues that arise from Mohs surgery. Dr. Balinger offers Mohs reconstruction surgery for men and women in Houston, Conroe, and the surrounding areas of Texas.
What is Mohs Reconstruction Surgery?
Mohs reconstruction surgery is a type of plastic surgery that may be recommended after the Mohs technique is used to remove skin cancer. Mohs surgery involves removing thin layers of skin until the surgeon reaches skin that has no cancer cells. While effective for removing skin cancer, the technique may leave a large wound in the skin. Mohs reconstruction surgery reduces scarring and preserves the function and aesthetics of the area.
How Much Does Mohs Reconstruction Surgery Cost?
Dr. Balinger develops an individualized treatment plan during your consultation that we use to determine your cost. We offer free initial consultations at our offices in Houston and Conroe, as well as financing options for our patients.
What Are the Benefits of Mohs Reconstruction Surgery?
Mohs reconstruction surgery helps with any scarring that stems from your Mohs skin cancer procedure, or it may be the best option for closing the wound after the procedure. Dr. Balinger uses techniques that preserve the function and aesthetics of the area.
How is Mohs Reconstruction Surgery Performed?
Some of the techniques that Dr. Balinger may use for your Mohs reconstruction are:
- Bone, skin and cartilage grafts
- Tissue expansion
- Tissues flaps that involves using donor tissue from another area of the body to cover the wound
Depending on the complexity of the procedure, Dr. Balinger may opt for local, intravenous (IV), or general anesthesia. If the skin cancer has not been removed, Dr. Balinger will use Mohs surgery or excision to remove the lesion. He will then use reconstruction techniques to close the wound with consideration for how the area will look once you heal.
What is Recovery Like After Mohs Reconstruction Surgery?
We will provide detailed instructions about aftercare and recovery at the time of your Mohs reconstruction surgery. We advise our patients to have someone stay with you for the first seven to 10 days to help with any daily needs.
How Long Will Mohs Reconstruction Surgery Results Last?
The results of your Mohs reconstruction surgery are permanent. Dr. Balinger schedules periodic appointments to monitor your healing and determine if any secondary surgeries are needed to refine the results.
Mohs surgery is an effective way to treat skin cancer, yet it may leave a large, significant wound. Mohs reconstruction surgery helps with these types of wounds. Dr. Christopher Balinger offers Mohs reconstruction surgery for men and women in Houston, Conroe, and the nearby communities in Texas. Contact us today to schedule a free Mohs reconstruction surgery consultation at our office in Houston or our office in Conroe.