Ninnie, I understand how this can cause concern. My recommendation would be to either have a plastic surgeon do the surgery or find a Mohs surgeon who is experienced with facial surgeries. I had numerous skin cancer surgeries performed by a plastic surgeon, until I had a spot that my plastic surgeon said required Mohs surgery instead. The plastic surgeon referred me to an excellent Mohs surgeon, as I was concerned about going to the one I’d heard of in my area. The Mohs surgeon did a great job, and I’ve healed well, as I did from the plastic surgeries. The good news is that the face tends to heal faster than other areas on the body. Don’t be afraid to ask for a second (or even third) opinion, and make sure you’re comfortable with the treatment plan. You are your own best advocate.
Judy, SkinCancer.net Moderator