Eye Surgery Specialist

Feagin and Owen Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Center

Board Certified Plastic Surgeons located in Dothan, AL

As you age, your eyelids may begin to droop, making you look permanently tired or sad. When this happens, eye surgery can rejuvenate your appearance. Dr. Charles Feagin and Dr. William Owen can brighten your face with an eye lift to remove excess skin and fat, making you look younger and more alert. To learn whether you’re a good candidate for eye surgery, call their practice, Feagin and Owen Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Center in Dothan, Alabama, or book a consultation online.

Eye Surgery Q & A

How can eye surgery improve your appearance?

Eye surgery, also called an eye lift or blepharoplasty, significantly improves the appearance of your eyes. It also helps eye functioning when extra skin and fat weight down your eyelids, which can make it hard to open your eyes and interfere with vision.

Like the rest of your face, your eyelids change as you age, as muscles and skin weaken, and your natural cushion of fat is affected by gravity.

Blepharoplasty effectively treats eyelid problems by improving concerns such as:

  • Excess fat that makes your eyelids puffy
  • Loose or sagging upper eyelids
  • Excess skin on your upper eyelid
  • Bags under your eyes (dark circles)
  • Extra skin on your lower eyelid
  • Wrinkles on your lower eyelid

What happens during eye surgery?

Your eye lift can be performed on your upper eyelid, lower eyelid, or both, depending on the results you want to achieve.

Upper eyelid surgery is usually performed through an incision in the crease of the eyelid. If you need lower eyelid surgery, your surgeon places the incision below your eyelashes. You can be sure that wherever your incision is made, it’s in an area where the scar is concealed.

After making an incision, your doctor at Feagin and Owen Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Center can remove excess skin, tighten muscles, and remove or reposition fat.

Several procedures can be done during lower eyelid surgery, depending on the cosmetic changes being made. For example, your surgeon may eliminate puffiness with a transconjunctival lower lid blepharoplasty or treat droopy eyes with a procedure called a lateral canthopexy.

What should you expect after eye surgery?

You’ll receive specific care instructions to follow for cleaning your eyelids. You may need to use eye drops or apply cool compresses to help reduce postoperative side effects.

It’s normal to have some bruising, swelling, watery eyes, or sensitivity to light after your eye surgery. Your swelling should go down within two weeks, and most patients can return to normal activities in about seven to 10 days. Complete healing, however, can take several months.

If you’re thinking about restoring the youthful appearance of your eyes, call Feagin and Owen Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Center, or book a consultation online.