The diagnosis of cancer is often devastating, especially when its removal will result in noticeable disfigurement. Some forms of skin cancer on the face, depending on the size, can significantly change a person’s appearance. This is a major concern for most people.
Dr. Mesbahi works closely with Mohs surgeons during skin cancer removal to ensure minimal changes and a natural-looking final result. The results will depend on several factors, including your skin’s ability to heal.
Who Is a Candidate?
Those who have recurrent skin cancer, skin cancer that covers a large area, or facial skin cancer in sensitive areas like the ears, lips, nose, and eyelids are likely candidates for surgery coordinated between a Mohs surgeon and Dr. Mesbahi. Both steps of the procedure can be performed within one day, or on consecutive days. The first step is cancer removal, and the second step is reconstructive surgery performed by Dr. Mesbahi.
How Is the Procedure Performed?
Reconstructive surgery after cancer treatment can involve many different methods depending on the type of cancer, its location, and the patient’s desires. Dr. Mesbahi can use local tissue rearrangement, skin grafts, or complex skin, bone, or cartilage transfer to achieve the desired result. Dr. Mesbahi knows how to assess the delicate balance between making sure your new look is functional as well as aesthetically pleasing to provide the optimal result.
Why Choose Dr. Mesbahi?
After completing his six-year residency, Dr. Mesbahi was selected to pursue advanced training at a prestigious fellowship program for microvascular surgery and cancer reconstruction, the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. Dr. Mesbahi is a specialist in the area of cancer reconstruction and provides results that conceal scars and minimize significant changes to your appearance.
You can explore your options for reconstructive surgery after skin cancer removal during a consultation with Dr. Mesbahi. To make an appointment, please call 703-287-8277 or fill out our online contact form today.