Skin cancer affects millions of individuals every year in the U.S. When detected early, skin cancer is treatable with a high success rate. One of the most effective skin cancer treatments is Mohs surgery, a precise removal of skin cells affected by cancer. While Mohs surgery can stop the spread of skin cancer, it also can disfigure the area of skin affected. Dr. Obaid Chaudhry at Be That Beautiful™ Plastic Surgery is a skin cancer plastic surgeon who performs Mohs surgery repair at our clinic in Los Angeles.
Mohs surgery has been used for over a century for skin cancer treatment. The surgical technique removes the skin cancer growth, then removes a layer around the growth to check the tissue for any cancer cells. This process continues until no cancer cells are detected in the layer of tissue removed. For some patients, this can leave a sizable hole in their skin and tissue, which can be disfiguring.
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Mohs surgery can be performed by a dermatologist, or any surgeon trained in the procedure. While dermatologists are skin specialists, they may not have the skills for preserving the cosmetic appearance of the skin or feature. Removing the skin cancer cells is the vital part of Mohs surgery but restoring the appearance of the surgical area is also very important to the patient.
Dr. Chaudhry is an experienced plastic and reconstructive surgeon who can perform Mohs surgery and skin/tissue repair. Many skin cancer growths occur on the face, head, neck, chest or other exposed areas. His expertise in reconstructive and cosmetic surgery can ensure that once the skin cancer cells are removed, the treatment area can be restored aesthetically. This can minimize scarring and disfigurement for the patient from this life-saving procedure.
Skin cancer can be stopped from spreading to other areas of the body with Mohs surgery. For repair of the skin and tissue after Mohs surgery, you need an experienced plastic and reconstructive surgeon like Dr. Chaudhry at Be That Beautiful™ Plastic Surgery. Contact our plastic surgery clinic in Beverly Hills to schedule your Mohs surgery consultation.