Patient Comments: Mohs Surgery - Recovery Time


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Comment from: NimbusPixie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 22

I am on day 6 of recovery from Mohs surgery and every day has been horrible. No improvement; only more bruising, swollen face and my lips on the right side are pulled down. I have missed a week of work and can't stand the way people look at me. Doctors should provide counseling for this.

Comment from: Debbie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 05

I just had Mohs surgery below lower lip and chin area. Therefore, the doctor cut below lower lip, down the center, across my chin line. He explained he had to carefully stitch to make sure the lower lip would not pull to a side. My lip was extremely swollen, I had a hard time hearing for a couple of days, and lips wanted to peel no matter what. Seven days later stitches were taken out, which hurt as well. The sideways H stitch so far is healing nicely as I am determined not to have a scar. Glad the basal cell look is gone. Yes, I was scared as that is an experience I don't want to go through again. The doctor was fabulous.

Comment from: YOUND 52, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 04

I had a biopsy done to my forehead and tested positive to basal cell cancer. I then waited another 4 years researching and studying home remedies. This is a very slow growing cancer that stays in the skin mostly. I went to one surgeon and he was ready to do the operation but said he would leave a T on my forehead. I told him that would be unacceptable. I very nicely told him I was not prepared for the operation and very slowly left the office and ran to my car. This is in the center of my forehead between my eyes. I waited another year and had another biopsy done and found another doctor. I finally have had the Mohs surgery done and then went to a plastic surgeon to be stitched up. I cleared all of this with my insurance company before having this process done. I am happy to say I have no T on my forehead and a minimal scare.

Comment from: Jay, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: April 24

I had Mohs surgery on my face 4 weeks ago. I had an excellent dermatology surgeon for the Mohs, and an outstanding plastic surgeon for the repair on my face. But, I would never, never have this done again. I would simply take my chances with the cancer. The complications, the scarring, the disfigurement on your face are not worth it to me. I would never have done this had I known.


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