Skin cancer affects millions of people every year, often requiring surgical removal of the cancerous lesions from the skin. Mohs surgery is the most effective option in removing skin cancer cells and stopping the spread of this deadly disease. However, Mohs surgery does require removal of skin and tissue, often leaving a sizable, disfiguring wound. Joshua D. Rosenberg, MD, in NYC offers Mohs skin cancer reconstructive surgery to restore tissue and skin lost to improve the appearance of the surgical site.
The face is one of the most common places for skin cancer. Sun damage and exposure are the leading cause of skin cancer, which is why the face is one of the most vulnerable areas. When a cancerous lesion forms on the face, Mohs surgery can be effective in stopping the spread of the cancer cells but may cause extensive disfigurement to the facial features. Dr. Rosenberg uses his extensive skills in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery to help patients recovering from Mohs surgery restore their face or neck for aesthetics and function.
Restoring Facial Areas After Mohs Surgery
Dr. Rosenberg has extensive experience working with patients who have survived skin and other types of cancers. He is a member of both the Mount Sinai’s Center for Head and Neck Cancer and the Tisch Cancer Institute’s Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center. For those surviving the removal of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) or squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) through Mohs surgery on the facial area, Dr. Rosenberg can provide restoration of the lost tissue and skin. His expertise can reconstruct eyelids, nose shape, lips, cheeks and other facial features to hide the effects of skin cancer surgery.
If you have been diagnosed with skin cancer and your doctor has recommended facial Mohs surgery, contact Dr. Rosenberg to discuss reconstructive surgery. It is beneficial to have a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon as a part of your cancer medical team from the beginning to reduce the impact to your facial function and appearance.