SKIN CANCER WITH RECONSTRUCTION

 

Dr. MacQuaid is an expert in eyelid reconstruction. She has advanced training in the field of ophthalmology and plastic surgery. Skin cancer involving the eyelid can result in a minimal cosmetic defect if caught early and repaired by an expert.

 

There are multiple cancers that can affect the eyelid. The most commonly seen are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma and sebaceous cell carcinoma.

 

90% of the tumors seen are the basal cell carcinoma variant. Your surgeon will help you identify if the lesion is suspicious for one of the many types of cancer and counsel you on the best approach to biopsy the area. It is important to choose someone who specializes in eyelid procedures. Some of the tumors can metastasize. Therefore, a careful workup and evaluation is necessary.

 

 

THE AGING FACE

 

Upper Eyelids: The skin on the upper eyelids is thin and loses elasticity as we age. This leads to excess skin and a tired appearance.

 

Lower Eyelids: The skin on the lower eyelids also stretches with time. The tensile strength of the eyelid decreases which results in a mild to moderate eyelid droop. Orbital fat protrudes which leads to a “puffy bag” on the lower eyelids. The volume around the eye also decreases leading to “hollowness” around the lower eyelids.

 

Eyebrows: With time, the soft fatty tissue beneath the eyebrows lessens. The fat in the temples also dissipates leading to a mild brow droop.

 

Midface: Loses volume and descends. Making the face look aged and tired. This creates lines around the mouth. A full midface creates a more youthful appearance.

 

Lips: Get thinner and lose volume as we age.

 

Nasolabial: The nasolabial lines is the line from the corner of your nose to the outer corner of the mouth. As we age, it becomes prominent because the midface droops and we lose volume.

 

Jawline: The jawline becomes less defined as we age.

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MEET DR. MACQUAID

 

Dr. MacQuaid is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon.  An Oculoplastic Surgeon is someone who specializes exclusively in reconstructive, revision and cosmetic surgery of the eyes and surrounding tissue. She completed her fellowship at the prestigious Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

 

Dr. MacQuaid's services range from cosmetic surgery of the eyelids and eyebrows to the midface. Dr. MacQuaid is a renowned expert in reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, eyebrows, tear duct surgery, thyroid eye disease, and tumors. She has advanced training in non-surgical facial rejuvenation such as Botox®, Restylane®, Juvéderm®, Radiesse® and Laser Resurfacing. She offers the latest technology available to patients.

 

Dr. MacQuaid is currently a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Aside from Ophthalmology, Dr. MacQuaid is a former Division One college athlete. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis and spending time with her husband Jerry and their two children.

 

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

and Oculoplastic Surgeon

 

9 Schilling Road Suite LL8

Hunt Valley, Maryland 21031

 

443-585-8088

 

info@macquaideye.com

 

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