Abnormal growths or bumps on the eyelids can be many things: skin tags, benign growths or cysts. Occasionally, these abnormal growths (also called lesions) may be malignant. Usually there are three phases to treating these growths, the first being to perform a biopsy. This is done in the office with local anesthetic. The tissue is then sent to a pathologist for review of cellular makeup under a microscope. Most times, the results are available within a day or two. If the lesion is cancerous, patients will often be referred to a Mohs surgeon, or a dermatologic surgeon who specializes in in the removal of cancerous tumors. Once removed, Dr. McInnes will reconstruct the eyelid where the tumor was removed to restore function of the eye within a day or two of the excision. The extent of the reconstruction depends on the size of the lesion which can sometimes involve more tissue than what can be seen on the surface. Dr. McInnes has extensive knowledge and experience in oculoplastic surgery that not only restores function but yields the best possible aesthetic result. Dr. McInnes will meet with you for an exam and address your individual situation and discuss the risks and benefits of having surgery to help make the right decision for you. Aesthetic Eye will also pre-authorize any procedures with your insurance company for you if surgery is the right choice for you.
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