Tumors are abnormal growths of tissue that can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Tumors on the eyelid or orbit (eye socket) should be evaluated and treated as soon as possible. Cancers require immediate medical attention. Even a benign tumor can cause pain or damage to the eye, such as blocking the tear ducts or preventing the eyelids from closing. A biopsy will usually determine whether the eyelid or orbital tumor is benign or malignant. One of the top oculofacial cosmetic surgeons in Westchester County and New York City, Dr. James Gordon helps patients return to a more normal appearance with his extensive training and experience in eyelid tumor removal.
"BEST & MOST HONEST SURGEONI went for consultation with Dr. James Gordon. I told him I wanted him to do anything that would make me look better, thereby giving him cart-blanche. He said that I should just do my lower eyelid blepharoplasty, because it would be the biggest bang for the buck. I asked about fillers and my upper eyelids. The good doctor explained that he could perform additional procedures, but I should focus on what would really make the most significant difference. THANK YOU !"- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Feb 24, 2016
"Wonderful experience with fillers! - As a nurse practitioner with over 13 years experience working in the medical field, choice of provider was very important to me when I decided to get facial fillers. I couldn't have been happier with my experience with Dr. Gordon and his staff. I had a total of two syringes of Restylane placed in my cheeks and under eyes, over two sessions, three weeks apart. I'm very happy with the results! My dark circles have decreased and youthful volume returned to my cheeks. Very happy customer!"- E. / RealSelf / Apr 09, 2017
"Great results - Upper eyelid surgery results turned out great. Doctor injected fillers into lower eyelid area and made the results perfect. I am thrilled with my results."- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 16, 2017
"It actually takes me couple days to think what words I can use to describe this terrific doctor.I am a person that easily gets nervous when meeting with strangers,but Dr.Gordon's characteristics made me calm and his friendliness and honesty deeply impressed me.He showed interest in problems that bother me and gave me his honest opinion.After meeting with many doctors,Dr.Gordon is the doctor who I feel having a connection with.He is definitely the go-to person when I decide to have my surgery.I truly recommend him to every patient who wants to be welcomed,heard,and treated not as a patient but a guest instead."- G.L. / Google / Nov 27, 2016
"Will return to see you, Dr. Gordon! - Dr. Gordon did my blepharoplasty (upper & lower) few months back in 2016. The results were great; exceeded my expectations. Even though I'm not 100% recovered, many friends commented how fresh I look. It was a natural and not over-done look. I like it very much, and will return to Dr. Gordon to seek other treatments."- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 13, 2017
During eyelid tumor removal surgery, Dr. Gordon uses several techniques to completely remove the tumor. This may include Mohs technique, a wedge biopsy, or cryotherapy. Once the tumor is removed, Dr. Gordon will perform any needed reconstruction to restore the eyes to a normal appearance using flaps or other techniques.
If there is a defect after the tumor has been removed, Dr. Gordon will reconstruct the eyelid or orbit so that it both functions properly and looks normal. Reconstruction is tailored to each patient based on the size and location of the defect. Dr. Gordon will speak to each patient about their post-operational care instructions and determine when the patient should return for a follow up appointment.
Depending on the size of the tumor and the extent of the reconstruction needed, eyelid tumor removal surgery can cost from $4,000 to over $10,000. Dr. Gordon’s staff can check with the patient’s health insurance to determine if their policy offers any coverage.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $5,000 - $10,000
- Recovery Time
- 2 - 3 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 - 2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 - 2 Weeks
Eyelid Tumor Removal FAQs?
Types of Cancer?
Most cancers of the eyelid (about 85-95%) are basal cell carcinomas that form on the inside of the inner eyelid. They are malignant but rarely spread to other parts of the body. Treatment is usually surgical removal.
Tumor = Cancer?
A tumor on the eyelid does not necessarily mean the patient has eyelid cancer. Many are removed and then determined to be benign cysts, inflammations, or skin cancer. It is important that patients have their eyelids inspected regularly by a doctor and they seek treatment right away for any tumors.
Some patients may have a medium or large tumor removed, which will require Dr. Gordon to perform eyelid reconstruction after the removal surgery. While the patient is still under anesthesia, Dr. Gordon will reconstruct the eyelid with skin flaps or other reconstruction techniques. Dr. Gordon attempts to restore the patient’s eyelid to an even, symmetrical appearance.