If you have had skin cancer removed from your eyelids, you may require reconstruction. When skin cancer is excised, it can impact the natural shape of your eyes and cause you to lose tissue that is valuable to the aesthetic appeal of your face. Board-certified oculofacial plastic surgeon Dr. Caroline Vargason can help reconstruct your eyelids after skin cancer to restore them to their original appearance.
How Skin Cancer Reconstruction Is Performed
The exact steps of your procedure will vary based on the amount of tissue missing, the laxity (looseness) of the tissue, and the location of the cancer. Some other factors include if the tear duct system has been impacted.
Your surgery will be performed within one to two days after the cancer has been removed. The primary goal of the surgery is to restore eyelid, brow, and facial function while also reconstructing the features. Skin can reconstruction can:
- Restore your natural features
- Help reconstruct areas missing tissue
- Be performed within 2 days of your original procedure
- Restore function impacted by your surgery
- Ensure your eyelids are able to open and close