Any surgery can leave a scar, no matter what fellowship or training a physician has. If you are worried about your previous scars from that physician, you can see another MOHS trained physician or a plastic surgeon after the cancer has been removed. I perform plastic surgery on all my MOHS cases and often use special suturing under the skin that avoids any "track marks" like you mentioned with top stitching. I also put skin glue on all of my closures with a special tape to hold the wound in place. Even with this special extra-type precautions there is chance for scaring. The majority of the wound healing occurs after the surgery is complete and when the patient arrives home. You have some options, but seeing someone with experience is the best you can do. The removal of the skin cancer should be your most important goal. Any scars can be treated with lasers and revision surgery if needed. I wish you the best of luck, Dr. Emer.
The answer would be that you need to find another physician. Yes, you should expect some kind of scar, but that scar can be very minimal and barely noticeable. You should not expect a poor
result and you might just want to find another doctor. The answer you
were given is ridiculous. Of course you can and should expect it to look
good! Find another Mohs surgeon in your area for another opinion. Look on this site for those in your area who are qualified and perform Mohs surgeries.
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Sorry about your skin cancer, the most important thing is to make sure it is treated appropriately. Did you see a Mohs surgeon who is a member of the American College of Mohs Surgery. They are the only ones with formal fellowship training in Mohs surgery and sometimes some doctors will say they are "Mohs" surgeons but have no fellowship training in Mohs surgery.