Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Dr. Richard A. Pecunia offers Eyelid Surgery to patients in Hattiesburg, Forrest County, Lamar County and surrounding areas.
What is Eyelid Surgery?
Cosmetic eyelid surgery, called blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both, restoring firmness to the area surrounding the eyes and making you look more rested and alert. Eyelid surgery can treat loose or sagging skin that creates bags and folds in the lower lids or hides the natural contour of the upper lids.
At the office of Dr. Richard A. Pecunia in Hattiesburg, we strive to help each blepharoplasty patient reach their aesthetic goals. Dr. Pecunia is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in performing eyelid surgery on men and women from throughout Forrest County and Lamar County, as well as other regions of Mississippi.
How is Eyelid Surgery Performed?
Blepharoplasty can be performed on both the upper and lower eyelids. In upper eyelid surgery, an incision is made in the natural crease of the eyelid. Excess skin and fat are then removed before Dr. Pecunia closes the incision with fine sutures. Lower eyelid surgery involves an incision at either the lash line or inside the eyelids. Excess fat is then removed, reducing under-eye puffiness. Our eyelid surgery in Hattiesburg is typically performed under local or general anesthesia.
Am I a Good Candidate for Eyelid Surgery?
At Dr. Pecunia's office in Hattiesburg, blepharoplasty is common among both men and women. While most of our patients are over the age of 50, younger individuals may undergo the procedure if they wish to correct their droopy eyelids or under-eye puffiness.
If you're suffering with one of the following conditions, you may be a good candidate for eyelid surgery:
- Excess skin that hangs down from the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision
- Excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the upper eyelids
- Bags under the eyes
- Droopiness of the lower eyelids, showing white below the iris
- Excess skin and wrinkles of the lower eyelids
What Kind of Post-Operative Eyelid Surgery Care Can I Expect?
After eyelid surgery in Hattiesburg, Dr. Pecunia's patients are advised to keep their head elevated and use cold compresses to reduce swelling and bruising around the eyes. You may feel "teary," experience blurred vision or become sensitive to light, but this should subside after a couple of weeks. Dr. Pecunia will also advise you on how to properly clean your eyes, providing you with eye drops that will reduce any dryness, itching or burning.
You'll want to avoid wearing contact lenses or makeup for at least two weeks, and you'll be advised not to drive until your vision has returned to normal. It's also important to stay out of the sun while you're recovering. Most of our eyelid surgery patients in Hattiesburg are able to resume normal physical activity three to four weeks after their procedure.
What are the Typical Results of Eyelid Surgery?
Blepharoplasty patients often report a boost in self-confidence following the surgery, as their tired, wrinkled eyelids are replaced with a more youthful and refreshed look. For some examples, click through our Hattiesburg eyelid surgery before and after pictures.
What are Hattiesburg Eyelid Surgery Costs?
Because it's a highly individual procedure, Hattiesburg eyelid surgery costs vary. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is on hand to provide you with any information you need about blepharoplasty, including pricing information.
Dr. Pecunia invites men and women who are interested in the procedure to come in for a personal, one-on-one consultation. He is pleased to offer eyelid surgery to his Hattiesburg, Forrest County and Lamar County patients, among others.
Dr. Richard Pecunia