What Is Eyelid Skin Cancer Surgery?
Eyelid skin cancer surgery, also known as eyelid reconstruction or eyelid repair, is a surgical procedure that removes eyelid tumors and repairs the eyelids after removal. It is a reliable and effective way to help patients get rid of eyelid cancer, restoring not only their health but the cosmetic appearance of the eyelid area. While skin cancer can start out mildly, it can gradually develop over time, eventually causing problems down the road. If left alone for too long, it can put your eyelids and even your eyes at severe risk. That is why we recommend patients visit us for a consultation as soon as they begin noticing the signs of eyelid skin cancer, which include:
- Blurring of vision
- Drooping eyelid(s)
- Visible growths on the eyelid
Our eyelid skin cancer surgery is designed to remove the eyelid tumor and reconstruct the eyelid area to its original state. This will offer patients the peace of mind that their eyelids are both healthy and aesthetically pleasing.
Eyelid Skin Cancer Surgery Overview
During eyelid skin cancer surgery, our eyelid surgeon Dr. Williams will first remove the eyelid tumor and any other affected areas. Typically, this can be done with only local anesthesia, though it can depend on how extensive your individual procedure will be. Next, Dr. Williams will use specialized techniques to reconstruct the eyelids for a restored, aesthetically pleasing outcome.
Depending on your individual eyelid condition, the procedure may take anywhere from 1-3 hours. Before your procedure, we can provide you with an outline of how your expected plan will be, including the duration of the procedure.
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Benefits of Eyelid Skin Cancer Surgery
Some of the main benefits of the procedure include the following:
- Improved eyelid health and function
- Reduced risks of eyelid cancer progression
- Enhanced eyelid cosmetic appearance through eyelid reconstruction
If you are looking for a way to treat your eyelid skin cancer, eyelid surgery could be the solution for you.
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Eyelid Skin Cancer Surgery Before & Afters
Am I a Candidate for the Procedure?
At Chicago Oculofacial Consultants, we offer eyelid skin cancer surgery to a wide range of patients who could benefit from it. To be a candidate, you must:
- Be in good overall health before and during the time of surgery
- Display eyelid cancer symptoms and have a diagnosis
- Have realistic expectations regarding outcomes and healing times
If you think eyelid skin cancer surgery could be right for you, call us at Chicago Oculofacial Consultants today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to helping you restore your eyelids and take back control over your health and appearance.
After the Surgery: Recovery
Following eyelid skin cancer surgery, you may experience some swelling and bruising. This is normal and will subside over time. We recommend patients give themselves at least a week to recover before returning to their daily routine and waiting for Dr. Williams’s approval before engaging in any strenuous activity. Dr. Williams will provide you with complete instructions for your recovery period and outline your expected recovery period.
After the Surgery: Results
Your eyelid skin cancer surgery results will be evident right away, though the fullness of your results may take some time to settle in as the swelling subsides. Results vary from patient to patient, but with eyelid reconstruction, you can expect to have a more aesthetically pleasing eyelid area that is free of eyelid tumors or any other issues. While the skin cancer is typically fully removed, it will be important to continue to care for your eyelids. By reducing factors such as excessive sunlight exposure, you decrease the risk of any future occurrences of eyelid skin cancer.