At San Francisco Center for Facial Plastic, Reconstructive & Laser Surgery, we offer reconstructive surgery after Mohs micrographic surgery. This is a surgical technique used to treat skin cancer in sensitive areas, such as the face and nose. Here is a picture of a common type of cancer on the nose called Basal Cell Carcinoma.
Specialized dermatologic surgeons who limit their practice to treating skin cancer patients perform this surgery. After the cancer removal, Dr. Ransom has extensive experience in the reconstruction of the resulting effects of the Mohs procedure.
Suspicious skin lesions on and around the nose may be cause for concern. Come into our office as soon as possible for a further examination of these lesions, as they may require skin cancer surgery, which can necessitate a skin reconstruction procedure.
Patients frequently come in with different types of cancerous and precancerous nasal skin lesions. Various melanomas, squamous cell carcinomas (SCC), and basal cell carcinomas (BCC) can all be removed with the help of skin cancer surgery, as can other lesions. Once these are removed, the skin of the nose will require skin reconstruction.
Cancerous or precancerous skin lesions need to be dealt with sooner rather than later. After Mohs skin cancer removal surgery, a gap in the tissues is created, and the patient is in need of skin cancer reconstruction.
Many procedures involve the use of general anesthesia, which can require time to recover from. General anesthesia also comes with a greater risk of unpleasant side effects. In contrast, our skin cancer reconstruction typically only requires local anesthesia to numb the affected area.
Dr. Evan Ransom is a double-board-certified surgeon specializing in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. (more…)
When a skin lesion forms on a person’s nose, there is always the chance that it may be cancerous or precancerous. To remove certain lesions, Mohs surgery will be employed. If Mohs surgery has been recommended for your nasal skin lesion, Mohs reconstruction may been needed afterwards.
After Mohs surgery for nasal skin cancer, Mohs reconstruction will be required to correct the skin defect. This typically requires regional or local flap surgery to transfer skin to the area. Afterwards, the skin of your nose will appear as smooth and natural as possible. The functionality of your nose should not be impaired.
If you have a nasal skin lesion that is cancerous, it can be removed with the aid of Mohs surgery. Mohs surgery is often used to treat lesions that appear in high risk areas. After this procedure, we will be able to provide expert nasal skin reconstruction.
High risk skin lesions may appear near nerve branches, creating the potential for nerve damage during treatment. High risk lesions may be located near the nostrils or other facial features. Improper Mohs surgery on these lesions can result in complications such as nostril airflow issues.