William H. Bearden III, MD, FACS

Richmond Oculoplastic Surgeon
400 Westhampton Station
Richmond, Virginia 23226 US
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56 year old - Upper Lids Only ~ Mechanicsville, VA

I have been reading here for DAYS! I am having my upper lids done as they are so hooded they are affecting my eyesight, give me headaches, and luckily my insurance will cover it. I think the more I read, sometimes I get excited, and sometimes I get scared. I am 56 years old and not sure what all to expect. How soon do the sutures normally come out? What's the most painful part of the...

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology


American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS)


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, University of Alabama School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Roanoke Memorial Hospital
    Residency: Ophthalmology, University of Alabama School of Medicine
    Fellowship: Oculofacial, Salt Lake City, Utah

Treatments offered at Virginia Eye Institute

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Partial incision eyelid surgery recovery time?

You'll get through 80-85% of your healing in the first two weeks. The remaining can take a couple more weeks. The sutures fall out on their own in... READ MORE

Eyelid Puckering After Upper Bleph. Any suggestions? (photos)

If this is simply redundant skin, additional excision should help. If this is more of an anatomic lid fold, changing could be more complicated. Happy... READ MORE

My glabellar muscles are always contracted. Is there an alternative treatment to botox?

If you're planning to have a blepharoplasty, you can have those muscles excised and weakened at surgery. READ MORE

I had levator advancement surgery 2 and half months ago. It is still 1mm off and he wants to perform another surgery to correct.

If your pre op levator function is back to baseline. Until that's back to normal, you may still have improvement. That can occasionally take longer... READ MORE

For upper and lower blepharoplasty surgery, is it best to have an Oculoplastic Surgeon perform the surgery?

The most important question is whether the surgeon you choose can do your surgery without cutting through the orbicularis muscles in the lower eyelid.... READ MORE

42 year old with horrible under eye hollowness and severe wrinkles. What would be the best procedure to fix them? (Photo)

The fine wrinkles you create in the lower lid when you grin can be improved with botox. Your lower eyelid and upper cheek hollowness would respond... READ MORE

What is wrong with my right eye? (Photo)

Your right brow is lower than the left which can potentially be addressed surgically or with botox. This can mimic or coexist with ptosis. Also your... READ MORE

I had Restylane under my eyes and it didn't work. Would Belotero be a better option?

Can't tell without a picture, but restylane is a good product in that area. Was it diluted with lidocaine by the doc. That would explain loss of... READ MORE

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