Eyelid reconstruction is a type of eyelid surgery that is performed when your upper or lower eyelid has been damaged. Reconstruction can be performed on one or on both eyes simultaneously and can be customized to meet your specific needs and desires. This procedure can significantly change the look of your eyelids by making them appear more youthful, help them appear whole, allow you to open your eyes wider or close them more tightly, or help them appear unmarred.
Dr. Syed Ahmad often performs eyelid reconstruction after a patient has Mohs Surgery for removing skin cancer. This surgical procedure removes the cancer by removing the affected skin precisely layer by layer. It is known for being an excellent treatment for removing every last particle of skin cancer. However, when used on the eyelids, it can leave behind very unhappy skin.
Your eyelids have very thin and fragile skin. When the skin becomes injured, it can be difficult for it to heal well or completely. Eyelid reconstruction can replace destroyed tissues and create a more uniform appearance. Once you have completed this treatment, it will be easier for you to leave your cancer behind you and to move with your life. You will not be faced with a defective eyelid every time you look in the mirror, and you will feel like yourself once again.
You may also want eyelid reconstruction for a more benign matter. For example, you may have a chalazion. This problem is formed by a large non-cancerous bump located along the eyelid. If the bump is small enough, it may not bother you. In fact, it may go away over time. However, if it does not, eyelid reconstruction can remove it permanently.
Eyelid reconstruction is also helpful for removing moles and other birthmarks. Or you may have a large scar on your eyelid that draws attention every time someone looks at your face. Dr. Syed can reconstruct the eyelid to hide raised or recessed scars better in the surrounding healthy tissues.
When you choose eyelid reconstruction, you want to be sure that you have chosen the best practitioner for your needs. Dr. Syed Ahmad has plenty of experience performing reconstructive as well as cosmetic surgeries. Therefore, you can expect great outcomes after you have healed. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Plano!