What is Facial reconstructive surgery?
Facial plastic surgery also includes facial reconstructive surgery. This may include skin cancer surgery, Mohs cancer surgery, cleft lip and palate surgery, facial trauma, and scar revision surgery. Facial plastic surgeons specialize in fixing large or delicate facial wounds from either skin cancer or trauma.
Skin cancer is unfortunately an extremely common occurrence in the U.S and nearly 80% of these cancers are on the face, neck, and scalp. The most common type of skin cancer is basal cell carcinoma followed by squamous cell carcinoma. Frequently, skin cancers are removed via a specialized technique called Mohs micrographic surgery. This multidisciplinary mode of care includes a Mohs surgeon and a facial plastic surgeon specializing in Mohs surgery to close the resulting defect.
While many reconstructive closures are handled comfortably by the Mohs surgeon, occasionally the expertise of the facial plastic surgeon is required to close either large areas or defects close to vital structures of the face.
Dr. Lozada has extensive experience in Mohs reconstructive surgery. He spent a significant amount of his training with one of the busiest Mohs surgeons in NYC and performed hundreds of office-based closures. With this unparalleled experience, Dr. Lozada is comfortable performing these reconstructive surgeries in the comfort of his office under local anesthesia. If you have skin cancer or require any type of facial reconstructive surgery please contact our office today!
Why Should I Choose Dr. Kirk Lozada?
Dr. Lozada has extensive training and experience in all types of facial reconstructive surgery procedures. He has trained with some of the most prominent facial reconstructive surgery surgeons in the Philadelphia and NYC area and is happy to bring these advanced techniques to his patients. Dr. Lozada is proud to offer both deep plane and mini-facial reconstructive surgery procedures in multiple settings to suit every patient’s needs.