Eyelid Cancer Reconstruction with FlapEyelid Reconstruction Mustarde Cheek Flap - for Basal Cell Carcinoma

See how well the eyelid moves with eyelid reconstruction after basal cell carcinoma with a Mustarde cheek rotational flap. The flap lining and support came from the nasal septal cartilage and mucosa.

Michael Bermant, MD
Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Reconstructive Reconstructive Surgery Hand Hand and Nerve Cosmetic Cosmetic aesthetic Congenital Breast Breast Breast Head & Neck plastic surgeon Skin Cancer skin cancer Microsurgery

Bermant Plastic Surgery
About Dr. Bermant

Bermant plastic surgery cosmetic surgeon
Find us

Bermant Plastic Surgery http://www.plasticsurgery4u.com
Multimedia Lectures

Bermant plastic surgery cosmetic surgeon
Kid's view

Bermant plastic cosmetic hand and reconstructive surgery

Other Bulletin Boards

Facelift / Neck lift (rhytidectomy)

Ptosis of the eyelid (drooping of the upper eyelid)

Blepharoplasty (Cosmetic surgery of the eyes)

Ectropion (Drooping of the lower eyelid)

Recurrent ectropion after multiple cancer resections and then skin cancer excision with Mohs' chemosurgery and full thickness skin grafts.

Reconstruction of the lower eyelid

Mustarde Reconstruction

Facelift surgery (rhytidectomy)


Bermant Plastic Cosmetic Hand and Reconstructive Surgery

Bermant Plastic Hand Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery

Bermant Plastic Hand Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery

Eyelid Reconstruction Mustarde Cheek Flap - for Basal Cell Carcinoma

Tumor before surgery

Start out with the surgery page for this problem. This operation for the eyelid cancer is time consuming to repeat excising the tumor until the margins are negative. I used Mohs' modified microsurgery for the frozen section control of the margins. The early results seen on that page were in the operating room. Then see the results over time.

Swelling goes down rapidly after surgery. The entire cheek needed to be rotated to create enough tissue to rebuild the extensive defect. The suture line continues towards the ear. The muscle rotated into the eyelid nerve's supply is preserved during surgery. Reconstructing the eyelid with working muscle, there is better function and appearance. In plastic surgery for eyelid problems and cosmetic surgery such as blepharoplasty, eyelid function is very important.

These pictures demonstrate the patient's eyelid movement 4 months after surgery. As with all still documentation, some of the information is missing. A movie of the same size or larger will show much more. The internet permits reasonable still pictures, but movies take too much time to download for those with slower transmission speeds. Even a smaller image movie reveals more about the tissue animation.


This movie demonstrates the movement of the lid at 4 months after surgery. It should run without problems if your browser has the QuickTime plug in (available for both Mac and IBM). The file is 327K and should download in about 2 minutes at 28.8 modem speed. Play the movie again by clicking on the arrow at the bottom left. Drag the small slider to position to a particular frame.

Get Your QuickTime Movies and Videos Software If you do not have the QuickTime Movie plug in, get it here. If the movies do not work, check that you have the latest version of your medial playing software.


This Site

How to
Learn More

Dr. Bermant

Bermant Plastic Surgery Encylopedia


Body Shaping
Without Surgery

Guide to

How To Choose Your
Plastic Surgeon

Bookmark and Share This Resource.

Our Encyclopedia
Our Facebook Page
Like This Page

Bookmark Facebook Google Yahoo Bookmarks BlinkList Technorati Reddit Mixx MySpace Diigo Delicious

Integrated Discussion Board
If you like what you see and have learned here, come join our A Body Beautiful Plastic Surgery Forum: a meeting place for

  • those with concerns,
  • those willing to share experiences,
  • and doctors with a passion for certain problems to demonstrate their solutions.

Follow us on Twitter, , Linked in, and Facebook.

Send E-mail to Dr. Bermant

Michael Bermant, MD
Retired Plastic Surgeon

Social Networking

Retirement and Closure of Practice as of 8/31/2011.

ASPS - American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Member of the American Society
of Plastic Surgeons, Inc.

Shop at The Surgery Store for your skin care, comfort, and recovery needs.

Hear Dr. Bermant's Multimedia Lectures in your community

Find this site useful? Tell a friend!

Search our Book Store

© 1996-2012 Michael Bermant, MD

Legal Information - Privacy Policy - Using Before After Photos

This page last updated on: February 24, 2012


ASAPS - American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Member of the American Society
for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Inc.
Board Certified American Board PS Board Certified American Board
of Plastic Surgery