Skin Cancer Reconstruction Surgery


1-2 Weeks

Surgery Length

1-2 Hours

Anesthesia Type




What Are the Different Types of Skin Cancers That Can Occur around the Eyes?

The most common types of skin cancer that occur around the eyes are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. If you have an eyelid lesion/bump that has been growing, bleeding, ulcerating, or causing loss of eyelashes, it would be prudent to seek evaluation with Dr. Shannon S. Joseph of the lesion. Depending on her examination findings, Dr. Joseph may recommend a biopsy of the lesion to determine whether it is benign or cancerous. Read more about eyelid lesions.



If you have been diagnosed with an eyelid skin cancer, surgical removal of the cancer is the treatment of choice for most patients. This is most commonly performed by a Mohs dermatologic surgeon who partners with Dr. Joseph. The Mohs procedure removes the skin cancer while checking in real time if the margin of the removed tissue is clear of cancer cells. If there are residual cancer cells along the margin, another ring of tissue is removed. This process continues until the margin is completely clear of cancer. Some types of skin cancers are not suitable for the Mohs procedure. For these cases, Dr. Joseph will perform the resection of the cancer and send the margins to be reviewed by a pathologist to determine margin clearance.


Schedule a Consultation

If you have been diagnosed with skin cancer of the eyelids and surrounding areas and looking to schedule skin cancer resection and reconstruction, please contact us to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Joseph. She will perform a comprehensive evaluation and work with her dermatologic surgery colleagues to coordinate every step of your care. We take care of patients from Troy, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, West Bloomfield, Rochester Hills, Rochester, and the rest of Metro Detroit and Southeastern Michigan.