Restore Your Natural Beauty And Feel Like Yourself Again

You may desire restored beauty and confidence following Mohs surgery for skin cancer removal. At The Warner Institute, we are dedicated to providing personalized and effective solutions for patients who have undergone Mohs excisions and now seek comprehensive reconstruction. We understand the unique challenges and concerns that can arise after Mohs surgery, with our expertise making us a trusted destination for Mohs reconstruction in the Chicago and Northfield areas.

What is Mohs Reconstruction?

Mohs reconstruction is a surgical procedure aimed at repairing tissue defects resulting from Mohs surgery, which is a highly effective technique for removing skin cancer. After skin cancer is excised using Mohs surgery, patients may be left with noticeable tissue defects, particularly in sensitive areas such as the nose, eyelids, cheeks, or lips. Mohs reconstruction involves various techniques to restore a normal appearance after skin cancer excision, ensuring restored confidence. The reconstructive process is tailored to each patient's specific needs, taking into account the location and size of the tissue defect. This procedure may involve allowing wounds to heal naturally, utilizing skin grafts, or employing flaps of other body areas to achieve the best cosmetic and functional results. Dr. Warner will work closely with you to determine the most appropriate and effective reconstructive plan, ensuring the best possible outcome.

The Benefits of Mohs Reconstruction

Mohs reconstruction offers numerous benefits for patients who have undergone Mohs excisions for skin cancer treatment. Not only does it restore the appearance of the affected area, but it also provides emotional relief by ensuring a natural and harmonious look. The benefits of Mohs reconstruction include:

Emotional Well-Being:

By helping patients achieve a more normal appearance, Mohs reconstruction can alleviate anxiety and emotional distress.

Functional Restoration:

Depending on the location and extent of excision, Mohs reconstruction can also restore proper function to the nose, eyelids, cheeks, and lips.

Improved Aesthetics:

This procedure enhances the surgical site's aesthetics, reducing the negative visual impact of the excision.

Lasting Benefits:

The results of Mohs reconstruction are long-lasting, providing patients with ongoing improvements in their appearance and quality of life.

Minimal Discomfort:

Typically, patients experience only mild discomfort during recovery.

Natural-Looking Results:

Mohs reconstruction techniques aim to restore the natural contours and appearance of the affected area, helping patients regain their self-esteem and confidence.

Personalized Solutions:

Mohs reconstruction is tailored to each patient's needs, ensuring a customized approach for optimal results.

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Is Mohs Reconstruction Right For Me?

Mohs reconstruction is an excellent option for anyone who has undergone Mohs excisions to treat skin cancer and has been left with noticeable defects in the treated area. It is particularly beneficial for those experiencing emotional distress, anxiety, or dissatisfaction due to the altered appearance following Mohs surgery. If you are concerned about the impact of the excision on your self-esteem or you’re looking to restore both the aesthetics and function of the affected area, Mohs Reconstruction could be the right solution for you. To determine the most suitable approach to help you achieve a natural, harmonious look, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with us at The Warner Institute. During your consultation, we will assess your unique case, discuss your concerns, and create a tailored plan to restore your natural beauty and confidence.

The Mohs Reconstruction ProcedureWhat To Expect

Depending on the size and location of the defect, Mohs reconstruction can involve various techniques. Typically, the procedure is performed under local anesthesia, and the length of surgery may vary, ranging from approximately 30 minutes to two hours. The complexity of your situation will determine the specific technique and approach required for reconstruction. Whether your wound can heal on its own, closed with skin grafts, or utilizes adjacent skin flaps, we will create a personalized plan to help restore the natural appearance of the affected area, aiming to provide you with a renewed sense of confidence and well-being.

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Why Choose The Warner Institute?

At The Warner Institute, we understand the physical and emotional challenges of undergoing Mohs excision and feeling the need for reconstruction. Dr. Jeremy Warner and our skilled team are dedicated to guiding you through the process, reassuring you that you will look like yourself again. Our commitment to personalized care, innovative techniques, and your well-being makes The Warner Institute your trusted choice for Mohs reconstruction in Northfield. Take the first step toward restoring your natural beauty and confidence with Mohs reconstruction by scheduling your consultation with us today.

Mohs Reconstruction Recovery

Following Mohs reconstruction, you can expect a period of downtime and recovery. The specifics of your recovery will depend on the extent and complexity of the reconstruction performed. You should be able to return to work within 3 to 7 days, with any exercise or strenuous physical activity typically resuming after two weeks. Discomfort is usually mild, and swelling may range from mild to moderate. Bruising is common, generally subsiding within 7 to 10 days. The timeline for achieving your final results may vary, as complex reconstructions may require several procedures to achieve the desired outcome. We will work closely with you to create a detailed plan and address any concerns during your consultation, ensuring the best possible recovery and results. As part of your post-operative care, regular follow-up appointments with The Warner Institute will allow us to monitor your progress and ensure your well-being as you heal.

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Mohs Reconstruction FAQ

Why do I need Mohs surgery to remove my skin cancer?

Will my procedure be performed in the office or the hospital?

Will I ever look normal again?

Why do I need Mohs surgery to remove my skin cancer?

Mohs surgical excision of skin cancers is the most effective way of surgically removing these lesions with the lowest recurrence rate. Additionally, Mohs surgery will only remove the bad cells that need to be removed, sparing good cells around it. There is no room to remove vitally good tissue for skin cancers on the face.

Will my procedure be performed in the office or the hospital?

The location of your procedure will depend on the size of the defect after Mohs surgery and your ability to tolerate a procedure in the office. Most defects are closed in our state-of-the-art office setting. Wounds can typically be closed very quickly – often on the same day as the Mohs procedure. However, some wounds that are larger or more complex may require closure in the operating room, with some light sedation or complete general anesthesia. We will discuss your options with you and develop a plan based on your needs.

Will I ever look normal again?

While skin cancer is rarely life-threatening, it can produce a tremendous amount of anxiety, especially when it’s on the face. Most patients are worried about what they will look like after Mohs surgery and the reconstruction of the defects following Mohs surgery. While it certainly takes time for the body to heal and may put stress on work life and personal life, reconstruction of facial defects after Mohs surgery generally results in exceptional outcomes. While you may never look “exactly” the same as you did before the skin cancer was removed, we will do everything possible to get you looking like yourself again. We are with you every step of the way, so please feel assured that you will feel like yourself again as soon as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please schedule a consultation so we can help you with the entire process.

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