The removal of facial skin cancers including squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, and melanoma can leave large defects. Mohs micrographic surgery is often the procedure of choice for facial squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma. Mohs micrographic surgery is an advanced technique employed by dermatologic surgeons that ensures complete removal of facial skin cancers while also minimizing normal tissue loss. Our facial plastic surgeons work closely with many local Mohs surgeons to coordinate your facial reconstructive surgery immediately following Mohs surgery. Dr. J. David Kriet and Dr. Clinton D. Humphrey work together with oncology colleagues in the University of Kansas Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery to treat melanoma and provide aesthetic reconstruction after removal. Our doctors also perform revision surgery for many patients who have suboptimal scarring or healing after previous removal and/or reconstruction of skin cancer defects.
If you are in need of facial reconstruction after Mohs surgery, please contact our Kansas City practice for a consultation.