Mohs Surgery Q&A
Scarring + Mohs Surgery
I have basal cell carcinoma on the tip of my nose. I am getting married in 3 months, can I wait until after my wedding?
My doctor says that I won't have scarring by the time of my wedding but I am concerned about this. There is really no way to know how deep the hole... READ MORE
What different forms of reconstructive surgery are performed for different size defects after mohs surgery? I have a BCC on my nose and will not know... READ MORE
I had Mohs Surgery 2 days ago on my upper lip area. I received stitches & I was told to keep the area moist with Vaseline & covered to prevent... READ MORE
Five weeks ago I had a large skin cancer removed from my temple next to my eye using a flap repair. A pincushion scar has resulted and a friend who is... READ MORE
Had a lesion removed from left temple area. Dx was bcc. Recurred ~ 8 months later but smaller-about 5mm diameter. 2 schools of thought: 1. because... READ MORE
I have two basal cells on my cheek & under my eye. My dermatologist wants to do Mohs surgery. What are my options?
I have two basal cells on my cheek and another under my eye. My dermatologist conducted a biopsy of the most recent one and wants to do MOHS to remove... READ MORE
I had Mohs surgery just over two years ago. The scar is wider than desired. It is hypopigmented (which is not so visible on the photos) with suture... READ MORE
I had Mohs surgery immediately in front of my ear ten days ago and the scar is the length of my ear. Even though my ear wasn't touched, except for a... READ MORE
Will the miss Piggy look fade soon? I had Moh's surgey 4 days ago. No graft, just a horizontal ridge of sutures---which I assume will be the big scar... READ MORE
Mohs Surgery on Nostril: Should I let it heal on it's own (and what would scarring look like) or have plastic surgery? (photo)
I recently had Mohs Surgery. I was considering doing plastic surgery, but after hearing that it may take 4 surgeries total to fix and worrying about... READ MORE
I have been told MOH's is my only OPTION and I hear that, however, not all MOH's surgeons leave the best result . I just want to know if one this... READ MORE
I had Mohs surgery two and a half weeks ago to remove a BCC in the area between my nose and upper lip. I panicked after the surgery was finished, and... READ MORE
Could you tell me if a heating pad would relieve the scarred incision following Mohs surgery after 4 months?
Since its been about 4 months since I had surgery on my upper right chest would it be ok to use a heating pad over the incision? A nurse at the office... READ MORE
Pulled loose a dissolvable stitch tonight only 21/2 days post Mohs surgery on my face. Will this affect the wound closure scar?
I was cleaning the wound as instructed, and thought it was part of the Qtip, but when I pulled on it a string started coming so I left it alone. I... READ MORE
Hematoma and swelling after Mohs surgery on forehead is causing terrible scarring results. Any recommendations? (Photo)
I had most surgery several months ago for cancer on my forehead. It resulted in a large hematoma which then caused the scar to heal with an unsightly... READ MORE
Isn't this too long for sutures to remain - been 8 days now - fear scarring READ MORE
I have a handheld ultrasound unit used with gel. Would this be OK to use to aid in healing of incision and/or scarring?
I just had Mohs surgery on bridge of nose. I have a handheld ultrasound unit used with gel. Would this be OK to use to aid in healing of incision... READ MORE
The skin graft after mohs on my lower eyelid healed well except for a bubble like scar tissue . It is very close to the eye. I don't really want more... READ MORE