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MOHS Reconstruction Surgery

Skin cancer, particularly basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, is a prevalent yet highly treatable disease with early detection. MOHS excision, a highly effective method for treating these cancers, is often followed by reconstruction surgery. At Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery, we provide MOHS reconstruction surgery to support patients in Bellevue and the Seattle Community. This procedure is vital for healing both physically and emotionally, helping patients restore their confidence and appearance after skin cancer treatment

What is MOHS Reconstruction?

MOHS Reconstruction Surgery at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery in Bellevue, Washington, also serving surrounding cities like Seattle, is a specialized procedure typically performed after MOHS surgery for skin cancer. The primary focus of this surgery is on repairing and reconstructing the affected area, ensuring both functional and aesthetic restoration. This type of reconstructive surgery requires a skilled approach to effectively address the changes in skin and tissue after cancer removal, aiming to minimize scarring and preserve the natural look and function of the skin.

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Good Candidates for MOHS Reconstruction

Good candidates for MOHS Surgery at Pacific Sound Plastic Surgery are typically individuals diagnosed with certain types of skin cancer, such as basal cell carcinoma (BCC) or squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). MOHS Surgery is especially beneficial for cancers that are in visible areas like the face, where preserving as much healthy tissue as possible is important. It is also suitable for cancers that have recurred or are at high risk of recurrence, as well as those with poorly defined edges. Patients seeking this treatment should have a clear understanding of the procedure and realistic expectations regarding the outcome.

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What to Expect During MOHS Reconstruction Surgery

During MOHS Reconstruction Surgery performed by Dr. Kristopher M. Day, patients can expect a procedure that focuses on repairing the area affected by skin cancer removal. This involves precise surgical techniques to restore the appearance and function of the skin, especially in visible and delicate areas. Dr. Day aims to minimize scarring and maintain a natural look. The process is tailored to each patient’s specific condition and recovery expectations, ensuring the best possible aesthetic and functional outcomes following skin cancer treatment.


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Recovering From MOHS Reconstruction

After MOHS reconstruction surgery with Dr. Day, it’s important to have someone available to drive you home. Dr. Day will advise on keeping the operated area clean and dry, along with using topical ointments and cold compresses to reduce swelling and prevent infection. Avoiding activities that may put pressure on the surgical site, like bending and heavy lifting, is crucial for proper healing. Ensuring attendance at all follow-up appointments is essential for monitoring recovery and addressing any questions or concerns.

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Frequently Asked Questions About MOHS Reconstruction Surgery

MOHS Reconstruction Surgery is a specialized procedure performed by Dr. Kristopher M. Day to repair skin and tissue after MOHS surgery for skin cancer. It focuses on restoring appearance and function to the affected area.

Candidates are individuals who have undergone MOHS surgery to remove skin cancer and are left with a wound that requires surgical closure or reconstruction for optimal cosmetic and functional results.

The procedure involves reconstructing the area where skin cancer was removed. Techniques vary depending on the size and location of the surgical site and may include skin grafts, local flaps, or more complex reconstructive methods.

Recovery depends on the extent of the reconstruction. Most patients experience some swelling and discomfort, with specific care instructions provided by Dr. Day to ensure optimal healing.

As with any surgery, risks include infection, bleeding, scarring, and reactions to anesthesia. Dr. Day will discuss specific risks related to your reconstruction during your consultation.

MOHS Reconstruction Surgery aims to provide long-lasting results, with the goal of restoring the skin's appearance as closely as possible to its pre-cancer state.

Dr. Day employs advanced techniques to minimize scarring, but some visible marks may remain, which typically fade over time.

The cost varies based on the complexity of the reconstruction. A detailed quote will be provided during your consultation.

Yes, various financing options are available to assist with managing the cost of the procedure.

Bring a list of current medications, relevant medical history, and any specific questions or concerns about the MOHS reconstruction procedure.