Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery
973 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
Phone: (585) 244-1000
Fax: (585) 271-4786
Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Mohs Reconstruction

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Mohs surgery here in Rochester, New York, has become the method of choice for ensuring that skin cancers involving the face are completely excised while still creating minimal disturbance in the surrounding tissue. This technique is preferred when dealing with delicate features of the face, especially the lips, nose, eyes, and ears. At the Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery, Dr. Heather Lee and Dr. Alex Montague perform Mohs reconstruction to offer Rochester patients restored form and function to the head and neck after a lesion has been removed by a Mohs surgeon. Entrusting your Mohs reconstruction to a facial plastic surgeon ensures the most aesthetically pleasing repair with optimal restoration of function.

Ideal Candidates for Mohs Reconstruction

Patients who have received confirmation from their Mohs surgeon that the skin cancer has successfully been removed are candidates for this surgery. Your appointment at the Quatela Center will be scheduled at your consultation with your dermatologist.

Preparing for Your Appointment

There are a few important ways you can prepare for your appointment:

  • Stop smoking for at least 2 weeks before your appointment
  • Do not drink alcohol in heavy quantities for 1 week before your appointment
  • Avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, and other blood-thinning medications to minimize excessive bleeding and bruising

Vito C. Quatela, M.D., FACS Vito C. Quatela, M.D., FACS

Vito C. Quatela, M.D., FACS

Specializes in Facial Procedures

Compassionate and dedicated to personalized patient care, Dr. Quatela is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon recognized worldwide for his expertise in facial rejuvenation. He established the Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery in Rochester, New York to provide excellence in aesthetic surgery.

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Dr. Heather Lee Dr. Heather Lee

Heather Lee, M.D.

Specializes in Facial Procedures

A board-certified facial plastic surgeon and a board-certified otolaryngologist–head and neck surgeon, Dr. Lee is dedicated to improving the lives of adults and children by using her surgical talents. She specializes in procedures of the face and head including facelift, functional and cosmetic nose surgery, blepharoplasty, and injectable treatments.

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Dr. Alex Montague, M.D. at Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery Dr. Alex Montague, M.D. at Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery

Alex Montague, M.D.

Specializes in Facial Procedures

Known for his exemplary skills in both technique and patient care, Dr. Montague is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeon. He specializes in cosmetic and functional facial surgery and injectable treatments.

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Your Procedure

Mohs Reconstruction is typically performed under local anesthesia with sedation. To ensure the most successful repair after Mohs surgery, Dr. Heather Lee and Dr. Alex Montague have extensive training and skill in various reconstruction techniques by recruiting healthy skin, muscle, or bone to repair the defect. You will need a responsible adult to drive you home.

A Reputation Built on Results

Dr. Koenig was absolutely amazing! His staff made you feel comfortable every step of the way. The...
I feel it is extremely important to trust the professionals handling any facial treatments, and I have...
I had an Blepharoplasty (eye lid lift) in August by Dr. Montage. The whole staff is very nice and extremely...
I saw dr lee yesterday for the second time to get my lips done. She not only does an amazing job with...

Recovery

After the procedure, you will be sent home with a dressing for the wound and are advised to rest for the remainder of the day. Many people can resume normal activities the next day. Within a few days to a week, you will be seen for a follow-up appointment to remove the sutures. If spending time outdoors, it is important to wear sunscreen and protective clothing to protect your skin against UV rays. If interested, we do offer an array of medical-grade sun care products for purchase at our med spa.

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