Blepharoplasty is a procedure that removes loose, excess tissue around the eyelids. If you’re looking tired all the time, Dr. Ellen may recommend blepharoplasty to give you a more youthful and awake appearance.

Commonly known as eyelid surgery or eyelid lift, this surgical procedure is popular among both men and women in the Bloomfield Hills & Detroit, MI area.

Indications For Eyelid Surgery

You may be a candidate for blepharoplasty if you have:

  • Loose skin on your upper eyelids
  • Bulges of fat below the lower eyelids
  • A consistently tired or unhappy appearance

To be considered a good candidate, you should be healthy and not have any serious medical conditions related to the eyes. During a consultation in Birmingham, Dr. Ellen can help you determine if eyelid surgery is the right choice. She will evaluate your medical history and possibly advise you to see an eye doctor before being considered for surgery.

Common Questions About Eyelid Surgery In Michigan

We’ve provided answers to some of the most common questions about blepharoplasty. If you have specific inquiries, please send them to our staff using the online contact form.

What Happens During Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty can address the upper or lower eyelids. Birmingham & Detroit, MI area plastic surgeon Dr. Ellen makes precise incisions in the natural folds of skin, allowing her to remove a small amount of fat or excess skin that has collected above your eyes. The procedure is typically performed with local anesthesia.


Will The Scars Be Visible?

Because the incisions are so small and so carefully placed, scars should not be noticeable after eyelid surgery.

What Are The Risks Of Blepharoplasty?

Eyelid surgery in the West Bloomfield and Royal Oak area has risks, just as any surgical procedure does. Possible adverse events include infection, swelling, dry eyes and complications that affect vision. Risks will be discussed in detail during your consultation with Dr. Ellen.

Can Eyelid Surgery Be Combined With Other Facial Procedures?

In some cases, plastic surgeons can combine eyelid surgery with a brow lift or facelift. Ask the doctor if a combined facial procedure is right for you.

How Long Is The Surgery? How Long Is Recovery?

A typical eyelid surgery will take 1-3 hours, and recovery time is about 7-10 days. During immediate recovery, you should expect blurring of vision which may impair your ability to function. Some bruising and swelling at the corners of the eyelids is also likely, which can last 2-4 weeks. Dr. Ellen will give you instructions for your eyelid surgery recovery, so you know what to expect and how to manage it.

Are you ready to discuss eyelid surgery with a board certified Detroit plastic surgeon? Contact us today in Bloomfield Hills to discuss your options in eyelid rejuvenation with Dr. Ellen Janetzke. Our plastic surgery practice is located 11 miles South of Rochester Hills and just 8 miles South of Troy, Michigan.  Call 248-220-6760 to speak with our friendly and helpful staff.