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Mohs Reconstruction

About three and a half million Americans suffer from skin cancer annually, with the highest occurrence on the face. As part of the skin cancer treatment, many undergo Mohs surgery, an advanced surgical procedure that removes affected skin off the face. Mohs surgery often leaves the patient’s face deformed. At Allure Aesthetic Surgery of Beverly Hills, we offer Mohs reconstruction to reconstruct the face deformed by Mohs surgery. Dr. David Shamouelian, a highly-trained facial plastic surgeon, specializes in Mohs reconstruction, an advanced surgical reconstructive procedure.

Mohs Reconstructive Procedure

Patients who undergo Mohs reconstruction surgery at Allure Aesthetic Surgery of Beverly Hills are normally treated under local anesthesia and are able to go home immediately after the procedure. Dr. Shamouelian expertly reconstructs the affected area of the face with a keen eye for balance, symmetry and function. Most patients require a single reconstructive procedure, while others may require additional touch ups. Dr. Shamouelian’s expertise pertains to reconstruction of the Head and Neck Area including the nose, faces, and ears. Completing a fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has given him a skill set to restore both function and aesthetics. The reconstruction is planned once all cancer cells have been confirmed to be removed by the dermatologist. Depending on the are to be treated, Mohs reconstruction surgery could take anywhere from 30-120 minutes to complete.

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Benefits of Mohs Reconstruction

  • Outpatient procedure
  • Preserves natural skin appearance and function
  • Minimum recovery time
  • Optimal treatment option for various types of skin cancer
  • Long lasting results
  • Includes wound repair

Risks and Complications

  • Pain and discomfort
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Scarring
  • Infection
  • Nerve damage
  • Allergic reaction to medicine
  • Need for further intervention