Eyelid Lumps and Bumps Removal in Central Ohio
Benign eyelid lumps and bumps come in varying sizes, colors and causes. While most are not dangerous, they can be unsightly and bothersome. And in some cases, they can be indicative of another underlying problem or they may be associated with infection. Given this, you should consult an oculoplastic surgeon.
What Are Different Types of Eyelid Lumps and Bumps?
Common benign lumps and bumps of the eyelids include: styes and chalazia (due to blocked tear ducts), skin tags, cysts, xanthelasma (yellow bumps caused by build-up of fat under the skin). While these are rarely dangerous, the earlier you treat these the better the results can be.
How are these lumps and bumps treated?
Some lesions can be treated medically first, like chalazia and styes. Some of these may also need to be injected with steroids or incised and drained. Other types of lesions, such as cysts or skin tags, must be removed with a minor procedure. These procedures are performed in the office and done with local anesthetic. These often take from 10 – 30 minutes and sutures may or may not be used. Patients may have slight bruising for 2-5 days and are generally back to normal within 1 week.
Almost all lesions are sent to a pathologist for microscopic examination to ensure there are no areas of malignancy within the lesion. If malignancy is found, Dr. Kauh works closely with dermatologists specializing in skin cancer removal to provide full and in-depth treatment. Health insurance typically pays for many, but not all lesion removals. Please check with us to see if your procedure would be covered.
Treatment of these lesions usually result in complete resolution and patients are typically very happy with the procedure and wish they had done it sooner. Successful removal of these require knowledge of the delicate and intricate anatomy around the eyes so you should consult an oculoplastic surgeon.
Please schedule an appointment with Dr. Kauh, a board certified oculoplastic surgeon, to discuss your treatment options.
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Recovering From Your Procedure
Dr. Kauh works closely with each patient to deliver a fully personalized treatment experience. She focuses on examining your eyelid structures from before the procedure and finding the optimal way to treat the lumps or bumps.
Patient healing is variable with some individuals healing much quicker than others. Healing time will also vary depending on the size of the lesion and extent of incision required to remove or biopsy it.
The amount of swelling and bruising varies from patient to patient and even from the left and right sides in the same patient. Mild bruising may resolve after a few days, whereas more significant bruising may last 1-2 weeks.
Make-up should be avoided near incision sites until they have completely closed. Once scabbing and crusting has resolved then make-up may be applied to the area. On the day of the minor eyelid lesion excision or biopsy, it is recommended to refrain from significant physical activity. Typically, patient’s may resume normal physical activity by the next day unless Dr. Kauh advises you otherwise, based on the extent of the procedure.
Minor office procedures do not typically require stitches (sutures). Absorbable sutures are typically used in incisional procedures of the eyelids. These sutures will dissolve in the skin over 1-2 weeks. The exposed parts of the sutures will flake off after a few weeks but may take longer. Non-absorbable sutures are more commonly used to close wounds of the cheeks and forehead. These sutures are removed in the office 5-10 days after surgery.
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Dr. Kauh works closely with each patient to provide professional, compassionate care and procedures that bring out your best. Call us or use our online form to get started on your eyelid lump or bump treatment in Central Ohio and take back control over your health and appearance. We look forward to doing our part in helping you look and feel your best.