Mohs Surgery

Mohs surgery is named after Dr. Frederic Mohs, who developed the technique in the 1930s. The procedure is particularly effective for treating basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), the most common types of skin cancer.

How Does Mohs surgery work?

During Mohs surgery, the surgeon removes the visible tumour and a thin layer of surrounding tissue. The removed tissue is immediately examined under a microscope to identify cancer cells. If cancer cells are still present in the margins of the removed tissue, the surgeon proceeds to remove another layer from the affected area. This process is repeated until the tissue samples are clear of cancer cells, indicating the tumour has been fully removed.

The meticulous examination of tissue layers during the surgery allows for the precise removal of cancerous cells, minimizing the removal of healthy tissue and reducing the size of the surgical site for less significant scarring. Mohs surgery offers a high cure rate, making it an ideal choice for skin cancers in cosmetically and functionally sensitive areas, including eyes, nose, ears, lips, and scalp.

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Mohs reconstruction

Following Mohs surgery, reconstruction is often necessary to restore the function and aesthetics of the treated area. Dr. Brace, a double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, is highly skilled in performing facial reconstruction procedures to achieve optimal results.

Various reconstructive techniques may be used, depending on the size and location of the wound after Mohs surgery. These can include simple wound closure, skin grafts, local flaps, and more complex reconstructive procedures.

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Excellence in facial reconstruction: Dr. Brace

Dr. Brace's expertise in facial reconstruction allows him to tailor each procedure for the best possible outcome. Dr. Brace is a member of both the American and the Canadian Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, with extensive experience in facial reconstruction procedures. His specialization in facial plastic surgery ensures the highest precision and artistry in these critical facial surgeries.

Why choose us for Mohs surgery & reconstruction?

In Mohs surgery and reconstruction, Guelph Facial Plastics is a recognized leader in these delicate and vital procedures. Dr. Brace is passionate about advancing the field of facial plastic surgery. He is certified by both the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Throughout his career, Dr. Brace has exhibited exceptional surgical skills. His expertise extends to minor and complex facial reconstruction surgeries.

Dr. Brace is an adjunct faculty member in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at prestigious institutions such as McMaster University, the University of Western Ontario, and the University of Toronto. He has also presented advanced surgical techniques at national and international conferences, sharing his knowledge and expertise with fellow surgeons and trainees. As the current Vice President and Central Representative of the Canadian Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Brace remains at the forefront of advancements in the field.

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Patients who choose Dr. Brace can trust that they are in the hands of a highly skilled and compassionate surgeon who prioritizes patient safety, satisfaction, and natural-looking results. With his exceptional qualifications, background, and personalized care, the journey to the most natural outcome possible is assured. A referral from your family doctor, dermatologist or other specialist is required for OHIP insured surgery with Dr. Brace.

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Why Choose Guelph Facial Plastic Surgery?

Comprehensive Care

At our state-of-the-art facility in Guelph, we provide the full spectrum of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery services. From skin cancer treatment to complex facial reconstruction, our team is dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate care.

Natural Results

Dr. Brace's commitment to perfection and attention to detail ensure that patients achieve natural-looking results that blend seamlessly with their facial features.

Patient-Centered Approach

We treat every patient like family, prioritizing their comfort and well-being at every stage of the treatment process. Our team is dedicated to making the patient's experience as smooth and pleasant as possible.

If you require Mohs surgery or facial reconstruction, Guelph Facial Plastics is here to provide top-notch care, helping you restore both your health and confidence. A referral from a physician in Ontario is required to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brace for skin cancer surgery and skin cancer reconstruction.

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