Before and After Gallery
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A tumor means only a growth, not necessarily a malignancy. We bunch a lot
of small growths that occur on the eyelid into the category of tumors.
These are usually very treatable with simple, in-office, procedures to
remove the growth.
Dr. Bowden learned long ago that God heals things better than he does.
For this reason, the primary method of reconstruction that is used around
the eyelid is to simply let God heal the defect after a tumor is removed.
We have found that we get worse scarring and webs of tissue that occur
when we, as surgeons try to improve on His work. Sometimes the eyelid is
dragged down or the eye is irritated when we try to suture something that
should have been left for God to heal naturally.
Below are several pictures of patients with small growths present. You
can see that the growth is usually small to begin with, but it appears
larger after it is removed. If we just wait, God will heal it perfectly,
along with a little help from some ointment.
If you have any questions about these growths or their removal, Dr. Bowden will be
glad to discuss the treatment with you.