Dr. Numa finds reconstructing skin defects following skin cancer surgery using Mohs technique stimulating and extremely gratifying.
It's the combination of on-your-feet-thinking, finding ways to recreate normal facial appearance while minimizing the resulting functional and cosmetic deformity associated with removing a disfiguring skin cancer. When skin cancer patients lose parts of their faces including their nose, lip, eyelid and ears, restoring normal appearance to these patients'' appearance is extremely gratifying for both the patient and myself.
Having a mature facial aesthetic surgery practice, aesthetics influence how he reconstructs skin defects. For example, reconstructing a facial, nasal, lip or ear defect requires an intricate command of facial anatomy, function and aesthetics. His background and training give him the opportunity to recreate these defects aesthetically with meticulous attention to both form and function.