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1-2 Weeks

Surgery Length

0.5-1 Hour

Anesthesia Type



Coverage Varies

What Is Upper Blepharoplasty?

The upper eyelids can develop aging changes including excessive and redundant skin, changes in upper eyelid fat pads, and skin hooding over the lashes making it difficult to put on make-up.  These changes can make us look tired, angry and older than we are.

Upper blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure to address these aging changes to restore a more refreshed and youthful appearance. This procedure tends to have little down time and very high satisfaction rates. The incisions are hidden in the natural eyelid crease and heals very well.

For more details, please visit American Academy of Ophthalmology EyeWiki's Blepharoplasty page (for which Dr. Shannon S. Joseph serves as the editor).

Why Do Patients Choose to Have Upper Blepharoplasty with Dr. Joseph?

Dr. Shannon S. Joseph is a fellowship-trained oculofacial plastic surgeon who specializes exclusively on plastic surgery around the eyes. This level of sub-specialization means that Dr. Joseph has extensive experience in eyelid surgery. Upper blepharoplasty is one of the most common procedures she performs, and she has taken care of patients of a wide range of age, ethnicity, gender, and facial structures. Dr. Joseph is a firm believer in taking a customized approach to enhance each person's unique natural beauty. In addition, Dr. Joseph is a board-certified ophthalmologist, which means she also has a keen understanding of what it takes to protect the health of the eyes and always takes this into consideration when performing eyelid surgery.

Every patient will receive a comprehensive evaluation and customized surgical plan during consultation with Dr. Joseph. She will take her time to listen to your concerns and discuss everything with you in detail. She will then work together with you to design an individualized surgical plan optimized for you. Upper blepharoplasty can be performed on its own or can sometimes be combined with other procedures such as ptosis repair, brow/forehead lift, or lower blepharoplasty if needed for the ideal rejuvenation outcome.

Dr. Joseph has been noted by her colleagues at both Johns Hopkins and the University of Michigan to have extremely meticulous and gifted hands with a keen aesthetic eye and attention to detail. She specializes in minimally invasive facial rejuvenation techniques that delivers stunning results that is also beautifully natural. Learn more about why patients choose us.

Schedule A Consultation

If you are interested in this procedure, please contact us to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Joseph. She will listen to your concerns, perform a comprehensive assessment, and discuss with you a management plan tailored to your needs. We take care of patients from Troy, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, West Bloomfield, Rochester Hills, Rochester, and the rest of Metro Detroit and Southeastern Michigan.