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EYELID RECONSTRUCTION AFTER CANCER OR TRAUMA
EYELID RECONSTRUCTION AFTER EYELIFTS
LOWER EYELID MALPOSITIONS
Both conditions can be repaired with local anesthesia by tightening and repositioning the lower lid muscles and tendons.
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SKIN CANCER EVALUATIONS
The most common areas of the face where skin cancers develop are:
(1) the lower eyelids, (2) the tip of the nose, (3) the forehead, and (4) the upper eyelid.
The most common types of skin cancer are:
(1) the basal cell carcinoma, (2) the squamous cell carcinoma, and (3) the melanoma.
BASAL CELL CARCINOMAS may begin as a small red dot that grows, bleeds, forms a scab, and eventually an ulcer of the eyelid tissue. Although these tumors begin small, they can grow quite large. Although they do not spread to other parts of the body (metastasize), they are easier to remove when they are small. Often a part or all of an eyelid has to be removed but this can be meticulously reconstructed yielding an aesthetically pleasing result.
SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA grow much like basal cells, except that they may appear to be more scaly and flaky and are more aggressive, growing more rapidly.
MELANOMA are usually pigmented and are often raised, although they can initially be flat. Any brown or grey spot that changes size, shape or pigmentation is suspicious of being a melanoma. These are exceptionally dangerous as they will metastasize – spread to other organs of the body – and can be deadly. They must be removed early. The smaller and flatter they are, the less chance of their spread.