Eyelid Surgery

Serving Dothan, Alabama and Panama City, Florida areas

Have you started to notice people asking whether you are tired or upset? Suddenly, people volunteer statements like "Late night, huh?" or "Is there anything I can do to help?" even when you are well-rested and feeling fine. Once or twice this may be a fluke, but if it happens repeatedly, it may be due to sagging eyelids that can give you a permanently tired or sad appearance. If your eyelids are the problem, then eyelid surgery, technically known as blepharoplasty, can rejuvenate your facial appearance, giving you a fresher, younger appearance.  Makes using make-up around eyes easier to use and improve the appearance of your make-up.

In the afternoon, do you have difficulty keeping your eyes open?  Do your eyes want to shut even though you have had plenty of sleep?  Removing excessive skin and fat from the upper lids will help eliminate these problems in many patients.

For basic information about eyelid surgery, you can read this page, but to learn whether eyelid surgery is right for you, we recommend that you schedule a consultation at the Feagin & Owen Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Center today.

What Eyelid Surgery Corrects

Your eyes are one of the focal points of your appearance. They communicate more than just a look, they also give people an impression of your personality, energy, and attitude. When your eyes begin to look perpetually puffy,  tired or angry, it is not just a question of appearance, it can have a significant impact on your personal and professional relationships. Eyelid surgery is a facial rejuvenation procedure that restores both your vision and your youthful, refreshed appearance by:

  • Removing obstruction of visual field
  • Raising sagging eyelids
  • Removing slack or hanging skin from eyelids
  • Removing fat from puffy eyelids
  • Filling in hollows under the eyes that make you look tired
  • Help improve dark circles under eyes

Eyelid surgery is the only procedure that addresses excess skin and fat in the eyelids. You can read more surgical details on our Questions about Blepharoplasty page.

When your visual field is obstructed, eyelid surgery can be covered by insurance.

After your eyelid surgery your eyes will look younger, more energetic, more interested, and overall more expressive.

Rejuvenating the Eye Area

Eyelid surgery is one of the most popular and effective procedures for rejuvenating your eye area. Sometimes, your eyelids may be saggy due to a saggy or fallen brow, which can be corrected with a brow lift, which may be done either instead of or in addition to your eyelid surgery.

Lower eyelid surgery – Lower lid Blepharoplasty

Lower eyelids can be improved at the same time as upper eyelid surgery.  There are many different procedures done to improve the lower lid area.  Dr. Feagin and Owen understand all of the different specific techniques for treating different problems of the lower lids. 

If puffiness is the only problem, then a transconjuctival lower lid blepharoplasty can be performs.

If there is excessive puffiness as well as loose wrinkling skin, then a subsidiary incision is made and both fat and excessive skin can be removed.

For droopy hound dog appearing eyes, a lateral canthopexy can be performed.

If you have deep indentions below the puffiness, then fat grafting or fat transfer can be done to fill in the indentions.

BOTOX® Cosmetic is the best treatment for crow's feet and some wrinkles in the brow, while laser skin resurfacing or a chemical peel can make the biggest impact on fine wrinkles all around the eye area. Dermal fillers or fat grafting can be used to fill in the under-eye hollows if there is not enough native fat nearby.

Why Feagin & Owen for Your Eyelid Surgery

Your eyes may be the most important aspect of your facial appearance. If you are considering eyelid surgery, you want to work with a plastic surgeon whose talent, training, and experience all contribute to your getting the results you desire, results that will help you look younger and more energetic but will not show themselves off as being "surgical." Most important is that you want a surgeon that knows the anatomy and has the surgical skills not to injure your visual or the function of the eyes.

Dr. Charles Feagin and Dr. William Owen are board-certified plastic surgeons with a combined 50 years of experience giving great results to people in and around Dothan, Alabama; Columbus, Georgia, and Panama City, Florida. You can see examples of their great work in our before and after gallery.  By performing hundreds of eyelid operations, Dr. Feagin and Owen have the knowledge and extensive experience in dealing with the specific eyelid problem that you have.

To learn whether eyelid surgery is the right procedure for you, please call or email the Feagin & Owen Cosmetic Plastic Surgical Center today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Feagin or Dr. Owen.