Reconstruction of defects on the face and body is an integral part of the practice of plastic and reconstructive surgery. The physicians at Holzapfel + Lied Plastic Surgery Center are very experienced surgeons in reconstruction. Weekly, they see multiple cases of defects on the face due to the treatment of skin cancer with Mohs micrographic surgery. After a dermatologic surgeon uses this technique to remove the cancer, he or she often refers the patient to Holzapfel + Lied Plastic Surgery for reconstruction of the defect.
Reconstruction ranges from simple wound closure to advanced rotational and pedicled flaps to bring living tissue to cover the wound.