What is eyelid cancer?
Eyelid cancer is a disease that occurs on or in the eyelid. There are several common types of eyelid cancers, including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, sebaceous carcinoma, and melanoma. At Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV, seasoned oculofacial plastic surgeon Dr. Shoib Myint offers eyelid cancer treatment to eliminate malignant tumors. His goal is not only to remove dangerous lesions but also to reconstruct the eyelid in order to restore a natural appearance. If you suspect you may have eyelid cancer or have noticed changes in the skin around your eyes, call our office today to set up a comprehensive exam.
Eyelid Cancer Reviews
"Looking 10 Years Younger!!!! I feel confident and see the bright, young eyes I knew before - Dr. Myint performed my brow lift two weeks ago, and I absolutely love the results. The procedure resulted in minimal discomfort relieved by Tylenol for two days. Before my brow lift, I disliked looking at pictures of myself, and always appeared exhausted. Now I feel confident and see the bright, young eyes I knew before. I have tried multiple non-invasive lasers over the last few years, and have even tried injectables. I am very happy that I consulted with Dr. Myint and proceeded with a surgical procedure that will benefit my looks for many years to come. If you want youthful, beautiful, natural-looking results, treat yourself to Dr. Myint's talents. Dr. Myint is highly accomplished, has a superb bedside manner, and will provide ample information before and after the procedure."- E. / RealSelf / Jun 15, 2020
"I recently had an eye lift and forhead lift with Dr. Myint. I chose him as he had performed an emergency surgery on my daughter as she was bit by a dog near her eye. She fully recovered and we can barely can see her scar. I also chose him because he specializes in not just plastic surgery but your eyes as well. The surgery went great and his entire office was very attentive. I saw him several times during the healing process and he was very patient with me as I expressed various concerns with the healing process. He seemed genuinly interested in my opinions and concerns. He addressed every one. It has been six months and I am super happy. I have seen a couple friends for the first time since Covid and they have commented on my eyes and face. It was money well spent! I highly recommend Dr. Myint!"- L.C. / Google / Jul 23, 2021
"I had originally gone to another surgeon for a consultation for eyelid surgery. I told him I felt my eyelids made me look tired, old and angry. He gave me a price for my eyelids and quickly left the room. I felt like I was bothering him. My friend had gone to Dr. Myint and was so impressed with him she insisted I meet with him before deciding on a surgeon. When I met with Dr Myint I told him the same thing. I needed eyelid surgery. He said “that’s not what you’re looking for. You’re looking for this”. With that said, he lifted up my eyelid and pulled my forehead back a little. With mirror in hand he said “I think this is what you’re looking for”. YES!! That’s it! That’s exactly what I want!! It’s been a little over a month since my Eyelid and Brow Lift surgery. Although I’m still healing the difference in my appearance is amazing. My husband and friends tell me I look at least 10 years younger. I have more confidence and self-esteem. Dr Myint is amazing. He’s a perfectionist. He checks my healing process every couple weeks. I am so thankful my friend recommended Dr. Myint. If I had gone with that other surgeon, I would not not be happy right now. He would have given me what I asked for and not what I needed."- R.S. / Google / Jul 29, 2021
"Had Ptosis surgery, I was absolutely terrified. Dr. Myint and his staff were fantastic, had no pain or any discomfort really, a little bruising but not bad at all! My whole experience was great! I highly recommend Dr. Myint he did a great job. Many thanks again Dr. Myint"- J. / Healthgrades / Jul 27, 2022
"After retiring to Las Vegas in 2010, I consulted several LV doctors to find a plastic surgeon for upper eyelid surgery. All three doctors recommended Dr. Myint for the reason that he is only one of several Oculo Facial Plastic Surgeons world-wide and is the top in his field. I then googled him and was very impressed with his credentials. I went with him and since then have had several other procedures done by Dr. Myint. In all cases, I was extremely pleased with the results. He is an amazing and wonderful doctor, and I can attest that he lives up to everything stated on his website. The words: beloved, trust, passionate, cautious, and caring accurately describe Dr. Myint. I think the world of him and his staff Alexzandra and Brittney, and highly recommend Dr. Myint to anyone seeking to improve their appearance."- J.M / Office Visit / Feb 16, 2023
What are the causes and symptoms of eyelid cancer?
The eyelids consist of some of the thinnest layers of skin on the body, which makes them more sensitive and susceptible to damage. There is no one specific cause of eyelid cancer, but risk factors include excessive sun exposure, advanced age, fair skin, poor overall health, and a history of skin cancer. The most common signs and symptoms of eyelid cancer include a flat or raised lesion on the eye, an ulcer or stye that does not heal, abnormal changes in the eyelid skin, loss of eyelashes, chronic itching, swelling, or infection.
How Is Eyelid Cancer Diagnosed?
Diagnosing eyelid cancer begins with a consultation with Dr. Myint where he will examine the affected eyelid. Then, if warranted, he will typically order a biopsy in which a small sample of the skin is taken and sent to a lab for analysis. In certain cases, a CT, MRI, or PET scan may be recommended. If cancer is detected, Dr. Myint can remove the affected skin while repairing the eyelid to retain its natural shape and appearance.
How is eyelid cancer treated?
Treatment varies depending on the type and severity of eyelid cancer. The most common form of treatment is surgical excision. Generally, Dr. Myint will first complete a thorough evaluation of the area and often coordinates with an on-site pathologist to ensure all the cancerous tissue has been removed. In some cases, a dermatologic surgeon may be consulted for Mohs surgery. Dr. Myint will then reconstruct the eyelid to repair the treated tissue. As an expert oculofacial plastic surgeon, Dr. Myint has the knowledge and skill to perform such a delicate and complex surgery.
What can I expect after eyelid cancer surgery?
Patients may experience some side effects like bruising and swelling around the eye, but these should resolve within a short period. Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery will provide comprehensive postoperative guidelines to minimize discomfort and promote healing. It is important that patients follow all postoperative instructions and protect the surgical area as directed, as this will ensure safe and optimal results. We may schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your healing and progress after eyelid surgery.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $3,000 - $5,000
- Recovery Time
- 1 – 3 Months
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 – 3 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
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Eyelid Cancer faqs
How can you tell if you have eyelid cancer?
Symptoms of eyelid cancer include a bump that is waxy, shiny, and smooth, or red and firm. A sore that is crusty, bloody, or scabbed and a brown or skin-colored lesion that may look like a scar or a scaly skin patch that is rough, brown, or red can also be signs of eyelid cancer.
How common is eyelid cancer?
Skin cancer is a very common form of cancer, and about 5 - 10% of skin cancers occur on the eyelids.
Is eyelid cancer serious?
A small percentage of eyelid cancers are squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) that pose a higher risk for spreading, with a small number of cases becoming life-threatening. Melanoma is a more dangerous type of skin cancer that can occur around the eye, but it is rarer.
What causes eyelid cancer?
Sunburns, injuries, disease, and burns on the eyelid result in a higher risk for eyelid cancer. Squamous cell and basal cell cancers result from too much repeated direct exposure to the sun.
Seek Treatment today
Eyelid cancer is a serious condition that should not go untreated. If ignored, it can spread beyond the eyelid and cause further damage. Dr. Shoib Myint is a fellowship-trained oculofacial plastic surgeon who specializes in surgical treatment and reconstruction of the eyes and face. He has treated many patients and helped them regain a natural appearance. Get in touch with Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV today to schedule an exam.