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What is Mohs reconstruction?
What are different repair options in Mohs reconstruction?
– Dr. Tina Ho
What is Dr. Ho’s approach to Mohs reconstruction?
As a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Ho specializes exclusively in aesthetic and reconstructive procedures of the head and neck region including Mohs reconstruction. Dr. Ho dedicates extensive time and effort with every patient to review possible reconstructive options and determine which ones are best suited to meet the goals of the patient. Her attention to detail combined with her artistic intuition as a fellowship-trained, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon ensures well-concealed scars and natural, aesthetically pleasing results for every reconstructive patient. Depending on the size and location of the defect, Dr. Ho may perform reconstructive surgery under local or general anesthesia and either in the office or at a surgery center. Every Mohs defect is different and requires a unique reconstructive plan. As a former patient who underwent several reconstructive surgeries herself, Dr. Ho understands that the appearance of the scars often matters greatly to the patient. She always strives to perform her best closure to ensure that the scars heal well and are minimal.
What should patients expect after Mohs reconstruction?
Each reconstructive procedure is different and catered to the individual patient. Therefore, the types of incisions utilized as well as extent of swelling, bruising, and tenderness that occur after surgery will vary by patient. Every reconstructive patient will follow-up with Dr. Ho one week after surgery for suture removal. Each patient will then follow-up again at weeks to months out at regular intervals for re-evaluation. If a tissue flap was used for repair of the Mohs defect, additional revision surgeries may be required to refine the flap. The down time for Mohs reconstruction is usually minimal; most patients can return to normal daily activities apart from heavy lifting, straining, and strenuous activity the day after surgery. Patients should expect immediate bruising and swelling after surgery that typically resolve by one week out from surgery. Post-operative pain is usually mild and managed well with prescribed pain medication. The scars are typically well-healed by two weeks out from surgery but take up to six months or longer to mature and achieve their final appearance. Dr. Ho seeks regular follow-up with her patients to ensure that every patient heals well and is satisfied with their surgical outcome.
Dr. Ho is an amazing provider, surgeon, injector and teacher! She is very thorough when explaining what is going to happen during your treatment. And takes her time to ensure your perfect results! She is the best! I highly recommend anyone to book with her!
– Kelly Moore
Excellent service. No pain. Very professional and nice.
– Khailiah Canada