Growths on the eyelids that turn out to be cancerous, are usually treated with Mohs Surgery. Mohs surgery is the most advanced treatment for the correction of skin cancer. However, there are cases in which the removal of the cancerous mole or growth, often causes scars that extend throughout the entire eyelid. In Pompano Beach eyelid reconstruction is often required to remove eyelids scars after surgery.
About Eyelid Reconstruction
Eyelid reconstruction focuses on functional and structural reconstruction. It repairs the defects caused by Mohs surgery, and ensures that the eyelids are restored to optimal functionality.
In order to successfully perform eyelid reconstruction surgery, doctors should have an intimate knowledge of the anatomy of the eyelid, as well as a thorough understanding of the reconstructive options. The procedure is done to eliminate the scarring that may occur after Mohs surgery, in order to restore functionality to the eyelids, and enhance appearance.
There are different surgical techniques that can be used for eyelid reconstruction. The choice often depends on the severity of the defect, as well as the portion of the eyelid that requires treatment.
Advancement Flap Reconstruction
Advancement flap reconstruction is one of the most advanced surgical techniques. It is normally performed in order to reduce existing marks on the eyelids. Advancement flaps are also beneficial, because they assist in preventing the abnormal positioning of the eyelids, which often occurs after Mohs surgery.
If you are in the Pompano Beach, Boca Raton,or the greater Fort Lauderdale area, then you can learn more about eyelid reconstruction by contacting the Center for Ophthalmology and Laser Center in Lighthouse Point, FL. You can schedule an appointment with Dr. Michael Loeffler to learn more. Why not visit the website at http://www.oculaser.com/, or callthe office at 954-786-5353.