In response to Bruce Jenner’s recent Mohs surgery to remove skin cancer from his nose, Beverly Hills rhinoplasty surgeon Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS, explains the procedure as well as nasal reconstruction for patients with skin cancer in the area.
Beverly Hills Rhinoplasty Experts
A recently published article revealed that Bruce Jenner underwent Mohs surgery to remove skin cancer from his nose. Mohs surgery is a technique utilized to remove skin cancer from the face in which the doctor removes skin one layer at a time until no cancerous tissue remains. Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS, is a renowned facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Beverly Hills who frequently performs reconstructive surgery for skin cancer patients.
“Many patients who have skin cancer removed from the face need to undergo further surgery to reconstruct the area. When Mohs surgery is performed on the nose, some patients may benefit from nasal reconstruction, or rhinoplasty, to improve the appearance of the nose,” explained Dr. Babak Azizzadeh.
Depending on the extent of the Mohs surgery required, the patient may be left with an area of deformity, particularly on the nose. After Mohs surgery, the reconstructive surgeon needs to carefully evaluate what the area of defect requires in terms of reconstruction. Often, three-layer reconstruction is needed, involving outer skin, the cartilage framework, and internal lining. The surgeon needs to match like skin from the surrounding area to reconstruct the skin. A rhinoplasty and nasal reconstruction specialist, Dr. Azizzadeh tailors every nose surgery to the individual patient.
“I see many patients who need reconstructive surgery to the nose after trauma or injury, and skin cancer removal often leaves a similar result. I can reconstruct the area and bring balance back to the face in one outpatient procedure,” said Dr. Azizzadeh.
Dr. Azizzadeh is a leading facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who is known for his minimally invasive surgical techniques and minimal scarring. Featured in numerous media outlets for his facial plastic surgery expertise, Dr. Azizzadeh is one of the best rhinoplasty surgeons in the country.
“I emphasize a natural looking rhinoplasty result. Most patients want a symmetrical, balanced appearance, not an ‘overdone’ look. It is truly amazing to see the improvement in self-confidence patients experience when they finally have the noses they’ve always desired,” explained Dr. Azizzadeh.
Dr. Azizzadeh is a Harvard-trained sub-specialist in nasal and facial plastic surgery, recognized as a Top Doctor by the US News & World Report for rhinoplasty. He is one of the leading experts in the fields of primary, revision and ethnic rhinoplasty, and is the author of five bestselling books, including the definitive rhinoplasty textbook entitled “Master Techniques in Rhinoplasty.” Dr. Azizzadeh is double-board certified in both facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology, which gives him a distinctive insight into both the aesthetics and function of the nose.