Mohs Reconstruction in Long Island, NY
Mohs reconstruction is performed to reconstruct facial defects that result from skin cancer excision. Eunice E. Park, MD, is a dual board-certified facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose, and throat (otolaryngology) specialist who offers Mohs reconstruction for residents in Long Island, Queens and surrounding communities in New York.
What is Mohs Reconstruction?
Mohs surgery is a specialized surgical technique that is performed on a microscopic level to remove skin cancer. Mohs reconstruction involves using surgical techniques to close the wound in a way that achieves the best aesthetic result. Dr. Park may use other techniques to further refine the results of your Mohs reconstruction, such as laser skin resurfacing and dermal fillers.
Benefits of Mohs Reconstruction
Mohs reconstruction will close the surgical defect that results from removing skin cancer.
Am I a Candidate for Mohs Reconstruction?
Several factors are considered before recommending Mohs reconstruction. Dr. Park will determine if you are a good candidate during your personal consultation. Dr. Park will work closely with the Moh’s surgeon to determine the best reconstructive option.
What to Expect from Mohs Reconstruction
Dr. Park chooses a Mohs reconstruction technique that provides the best chances of producing the desired result.
- Primary closure for smaller skin flaws. Incisions are made around the flaw, such as a scar, and the wound is closed with sutures.
- Local flap closure for larger skin defects. A tissue flap is created from surrounding tissue. The flap is positioned over the defect and sutured in place.
- Skin graft closure for shallow skin defects. A skin graft is harvested from another area on the body. Unlike the local flap technique, the tissue for a skin graft is completely excised. The graft is then placed over the wound and sutured in place.
How Much Does Mohs Reconstruction Cost in Long Island, NY?
Depending on the nature of the wound that is being treated with Mohs reconstruction, the procedure may be partially covered by medical insurance. After your consultation, we provide an estimated out-of-pocket cost, but you may incur additional charges during the procedure and follow-up appointments. If your insurance pays less than what we estimate, you are responsible for the remaining balance. Our payment options include cash, check, and major credit cards.
If you have had Mohs surgery for skin cancer or scar revision, Mohs reconstruction may help to improve the appearance of the resulting scar. For patients in Long Island, Queens and surrounding communities in New York, Eunice E. Park, MD, offers Mohs reconstruction. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation.