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Facial Reconstruction Following Moh’s Surgery or Other Trauma

Have you been left with a deformity following Moh’s or other skin cancer surgery?

Do you have unsightly scarring after an accident or burn?

Despite the best efforts of treating physicians, a patient may be left with a deformity after surgical treatment. Excision of skin cancer may cause scarring, asymmetry, or loss of tissue of the face. Accidents and trauma may also leave their mark. If you have suffered tissue loss or scarring, reconstructive surgery may be considered.

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The Quick Facts

What Are We Treating: Scarring or deformity, tissue loss

Goal of Treatment: Restoring and reconstructing the face to as close to normal as possible

Duration of Treatment: My require a series of operations, general anesthesia may be required

Return to Daily Activities: Depends on the needed technique

For a Winning result: Bring your medical records, operative reports, photographs, and X-rays to your initial consultation. Discuss your options with Dr. Mendes. It is important that you understand what is possible.

How is it Done?

Scar revision can sometimes be performed as an office or ambulatory procedure under local anesthesia. Dr. Mendes performs more extensive reconstructive surgery in the operating room, under sedation or general anesthesia, as needed. Reconstruction may involve the use of grafts (skin, cartilage, or even bone), implants, or flaps of tissue moved into the area to be repaired. At times these procedures need to be done in stages.

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