Reconstructive surgery in Newport Beach can be some of the most technically challenging yet personally gratifying work in plastic surgery. For this reason, Garrett Wirth, MD, MS, FACS has a special interest in performing reconstructive procedures for his patients. He seeks to use the most technologically advanced methods and materials available to ensure a natural, healthy result that makes the patient feel attractive and whole.
The removal of skin cancer lesions is a very personal and individual procedure, in which each case is unique. Dr. Wirth removes smaller lesions with a straightforward incision, using fine sutures to close the incision for minimal scarring.
The removal of larger lesions may require the use of a more technical surgical procedure, such as Mohs’ micrographic surgery, to ensure that all of the cancerous tissue has been removed.
Dr. Wirth often does Mohs’ surgery defect closures with the Mohs’ surgeon doing the excision. The closure of these larger incisions may require the use of additional wound closure techniques, including grafts, skin flaps or side-by-side closures. This is where Dr. Wirth’s expertise is maximized during this team approach to your skin cancer excision and reconstruction.