Protect Sensitive Skin

If you are looking for an effective means to surgically remove skin cancer and smooth out any resulting divots, scarring, or recessed tissue, Mohs surgery and reconstruction is the premier option. At MG Plastic Surgery, we provide a service that ensures you are cancer-free without sacrificing the appearance of your skin. 

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The Mohs technique is commonly used for lesions on sensitive skin, such as the nose, eyes, ears, lips, or other parts of the face and neck. To prevent damage to the function and the appearance of these tender areas, the surgery is best performed by a board-certified expert. Dr. Manuel Gigena is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who will thoroughly remove the cancerous tissue and restore your lovely complexion to its natural appearance in his warm and welcoming Scottsdale office.

What Is the Treatment Process?

Performed using local anesthesia, Mohs surgery removes thin layers of cancerous tissue and examines them under a microscope, continuing the process until every cancerous cell is removed. Following the procedure, Mohs reconstruction cosmetically repairs any potential wounds using custom-shaped grafts of skin or other tissue to match the shape and size of the damaged area. Reconstructive surgery is performed using local anesthesia with IV sedation or general anesthesia. 

Options for Reconstruction

Skin Grafting

Following Mohs surgery, a skin graft can improve the appearance and function of the area. Healthy skin is harvested from another body part and transplanted to the affected facial area. Grafts that utilize a more significant portion of the dermis tend to look more natural because they preserve the components that make up the skin, which optimizes the cosmetic result. 

Flap Reconstruction

For larger damaged areas, flap reconstructive surgery removes a greater portion of tissue from another part of the body, transplanting it with the accompanying blood vessels. This procedure requires expertise to choose the appropriate tissue from the donor area to blend well with the treated skin and create a smooth and natural appearance. 

Nasal Reconstruction

Nasal reconstruction following Mohs surgery sometimes involves a staged procedure to gradually expand the tissue on the forehead until it produces enough skin to harvest and transplant onto the affected nasal area. Cartilage can also be grafted from the ear to support the structure of the nose. This procedure produces natural-looking results that even out the texture of the nose. 

Recovery & Results

Mohs surgery and reconstruction require a healing period of four to six weeks; however, a more extended recovery period may be necessary to see the results if skin or a flap of tissue is grafted. Recovery times vary depending on the technique used to make your skin look most natural, but you should begin to see the results within several months. Dr. Gigena monitors each patient throughout recovery with follow-up appointments to ensure successful healing. He prioritizes safely delivering the most exceptional and natural-looking results.

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Restore Health to Your Skin

If you have skin cancer affecting delicate tissues, Mohs surgery combined with custom reconstruction can give you a superior outcome to bring back peace of mind. We know that skin cancer can be very distressing. We want you to have the most comfortable experience possible from start to finish, so you know that you will not only leave our office cancer-free but also with your complexion restored.

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