Basal cell carcinoma is the most common skin cancer to affect the eyelid. San Diego is one of the most desirable places to live in the world and part of that is because of the sunshine. Sun exposure, however, is a large risk factor for the development of skin cancer.
Dermatologists all over San Diego and even those in large health groups with an oculoplastic surgeon choose our practice for eyelid reconstruction after skin cancer removal in the periocular area. Dr. Iyengar has a passion and talent for fixing eyelids. Working with an experienced Mohs surgeon and an eye plastic surgeon provides the lowest chance of recurrence and the best cosmetic and functional result.
Case 1: This is a nice woman who had previous facelift surgery and developed a basal cell carcinoma. Her facelift history is important as it makes eyelid reconstruction more challenging with less tissue to use. She underwent Mohs surgery by her dermatologist who was able to successfully clear her of her tumor. Dr. Iyengar promptly performed the reconstruction and she is pleased with the result.
Case 2: This is a nice woman who developed a lower eyelid basal cell carcinoma. She underwent Mohs surgery to clear her of her skin cancer and Dr. Iyengar reconstructed her entire lower eyelid.
Case 3: This is a nice woman who developed a lower eyelid/cheek basal cell carcinoma.
Case 4: This is a case of nice man that had a basal cell carcinoma removed and reconstructed by a general plastic surgeon. He ended up with his eyelid pulling down and a condition called ectropion. Dr. Iyengar was able to fix his eyelid and return it to a more natural position reducing his eye irritation.
Case 5: This is a nice woman with a large melanoma of the eyelid and cheek. She was referred by her dermatologist who recognized the need for a large reconstruction. Dr. Iyengar was able to remove the melanoma and reconstruct her entire lower eyelid and cheek with a cervicofacial flap. This is a flap that use