Mohs Micrographic Surgery
Mohs Micrographic Surgery is intended to remove cancers while preserving as much healthy tissue as possible and leaving only a small wound. Unfortunately, even this highly precise technique can result in a large wound or a scar, which can be especially upsetting if the tumor was on a cosmetically critical area of the body such as the face or hand. Having a plastic surgeon close the initial wound ensures that post-operative scarring will be kept to a minimum and may even be unnoticeable. Patients who have had Mohs surgery in the past can also come to a plastic surgeon for scar revision.