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Benign Eyelid Lesions

Eyelid Lesions

Dr. Zoumalan encounters various types of eyelid lesions, some of which can be observed while others need to be removed. Although eyelid lesions that appear benign are usually benign, a biopsy is often indicated in order to make sure there is an accurate diagnosis. There are dozens of different types of eyelid lesions that can occur around the eyelid, the most common include skin cancer (such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, sebaceous cell carcinoma), benign lesions such as cysts, moles (also termed nevi), cholesterol deposits (also termed xanthelasma), skin tags, hemangiomas, papillomas, syringomas, styes, actinic keratosis, and seborrheic keratosis.

This patient had cholesterol deposits that can sometimes form on the eyelid, the condition is called xanthelasma. The deposits were carefully excised in the office under local anesthesia. They have healed wonderfully without any noticeable scars. Patients with this condition need to be sure that their cholesterol is within normal ranges before the procedure.
This patient had slowly growing cholesterol deposits, termed xanthelasmas. She wished to have them removed at the same time as an upper eyelid blepharoplasty. An in office procedure was performed to remove her excess skin (upper eyelid blepharoplasty) and removal of the lesions. She healed incredibly well and very happy with her results.

Preoperative Diagnosis: Left lower lid mole (nevus)

Procedure performed: Full thickness wedge excision of left eyelid lesion with eyelid reconstruction.


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Dr. Christopher Zoumalan is a board-certified oculoplastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, specializing in aesthetic and reconstructive oculoplastic surgery. Dr. Zoumalan is passionate about helping patients reach their ideal aesthetic and restore functionality with the leading cosmetic eyelid surgery, reconstructive eyelid surgery, and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Dr. Zoumalan has been featured on several television shows and has traveled the world as a trusted oculoplastic specialist. Browse the video gallery below to learn more about oculoplastic procedures and treatments.
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