How can I find a doc who can give a good cosmetic result for excising a 2mm basal cell cancer from the neck? (Photo)
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Good result from basal cell excision on neck
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Excision and repair two different procedures
Either way a scar is likely.
And this may vary by practitioner, I would suggest discussing with a Board Certified Dermatologist with expertise in Mohs surgery.
It is "appropriate" to do Mohs on the neck for BCC
It is considered appropriate by most any standard (including Medicare and most insurances) to perform Mohs on cosmetically sensitive areas (face, scalp, neck, hands, feet, etc).
The reconstruction should be done by somebody who does a lot of skin cancer reconstructions. In general for a BCC on the neck, this would be a dermatologic surgeon or plastic surgeon or ENT (head and neck) surgeon.
A cosmetically acceptable result, with some sort of a scar which should be inconspicuous, is a realistic expectation. It may be time for another consultation.
Best, Dr McNeill
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