Skin cancer affects millions of people every year, with many lesions appearing on the face and neck. One of the most effective skin cancer treatments is Mohs surgery, which removes the cancer cells from the skin and surrounding tissue. This treatment can stop the spread of cancer, but it can be disfiguring when performed on the face. Dr. Stefan Shuaib at Dallas Facial Plastic Surgery Center offers facial reconstruction after Mohs surgery through our clinic in Irving, TX.
Mohs surgery has been used for over a century as a skin cancer treatment. The goal is to remove skin cancer cells before they have a chance to spread to lymph nodes or elsewhere in the body. The obvious skin lesion is removed, then layers of skin and tissue around the excised area. Each layer is examined under a microscope for cancer cells. Layers are removed until there are no visible cancer cells.
When the skin cancer lesion is on the face, Mohs surgery can leave behind a large hole of missing tissue. This can occur on the eyelids, ears, lips, nose or other areas on the face. To restore the facial features, plastic and reconstructive surgery is needed after the Mohs surgery is completed.
Skin Cancer Plastic Surgeon
Being diagnosed with skin cancer can be a scary experience, but Mohs surgery has an extremely high success rate. The goal is repairing the tissue damage to restore the facial appearance. Dr. Stefan Shuaib has a stellar reputation as one of the most skilled facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons in the greater Dallas area. You will be in excellent hands when you choose to involve Dr. Shuaib in your Mohs surgery and facial reconstruction process. His involvement can minimize the damage to your facial features and restore function and form with reconstruction if needed.
Mohs surgery for skin cancer may seem daunting, but there is light at the end of the journey with facial reconstruction. To learn more about your options for Mohs surgery and possible facial plastic and reconstructive procedures, contact us at Dallas Facial Plastic Surgery Center today. We can book your skin cancer surgery consultation with Dr. Shuaib at our Irving, TX, location.