Mohs & Reconstructive Skin Cancer Surgery
Dr. Timothy R. Miller, M.D. is a fellowship trained surgeon who is a board certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, and in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. The diverse and extensive training provides the skill and knowledge for simple to complex facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Orange County residents who need reconstruction after Mohs skin cancer removal or revisions from prior cosmetic procedures choose Dr. Miller for achieving the best possible results.
Request your consultation online, or call Dr. Miller's office at 949-482-1752 to schedule a consultation to discuss revision cosmetic surgery or reconstruction after skin cancer. People from Laguna Hills, Newport Beach, Mission Viejo, and other Orange County cities come to his Aliso Viejo practice for the optimal care he and his staff provide.
Dr. Miller's Approach to Skin Cancer Reconstruction
During the last 15 years there has been a significant increase in the diagnosis of skin cancer. Many of these skin cancers are found in sun exposed areas such as the face, ears, and neck. Treating and removing these skin cancers often requires surgery and may involve a special type of surgery called Mohs surgery, which is designed to spare as much skin as possible.
The resulting scar and reconstruction is an obvious concern to those diagnosed with skin cancer. Dr. Miller has extensive experience in reconstructing small and large defects after Mohs surgery. His approach to reconstruction is uniquely artistic and meticulous, and centered on providing his patients with the best possible aesthetic outcome, no matter how long it takes.
Common Questions or Concerns
Will I have obvious scars?
In skin cancer reconstruction, the primary goal is to minimize scars. Dr. Miller utilizes an array of techniques to make sure you have the best possible result. He is also well known for his post-surgery treatment plans that will help minimize most scars. The plans may include laser resurfacing and special bandages, and these will be discussed with you.
Step-by-Step Procedure Facts
Although revision surgeries and Mohs surgery are unique, they share certain facts:
- Your procedure will be performed in our well-appointed procedure room or our AAAASF-accredited operating facility.
- Local, twilight anesthesia (sedation) and general anesthesia are available.
- You will be able to return home the day of surgery.
- Most sutures are removed in one week.
- Laser resurfacing is offered to enhance any visible scars after surgery.
- Results will improve significantly over the course of several weeks.