Areas of missing tissue following Mohs excision of skin cancers can come in many shapes and forms. There are a number of techniques and procedures available depending on which areas of the face (or other areas of the body) have been affected. In general, wounds can be allowed to heal on their own, can be closed with skin grafts, or may be closed using flaps of skin from adjoining or other areas. Dr. Warner will evaluate the area following Mohs excision and discuss options with you to determine a final reconstructive plan. Some plans may require more than one surgery to complete your reconstruction.
Local or general
Length of surgery
30 minutes to 2 hours
Length of stay
Outpatient (home the same day) typically, may require an overnight stay in the hospital depending on the complexity involved.