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Eyelid Surgery Troy Michigan

Many patients use search engines to look for "Eyelid Surgery Troy Michigan", but are otherwise unsure what procedures they may need or how to find a surgeon.  If you are looking for an eyelid surgeon in Troy, Michigan or the surrounding area of Metro Detroit such as Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, West Bloomfield, Rochester, Rochester hills, you may find the information here helpful.

What are the most common types of eyelid surgery performed in Troy, Michigan?

The most common types of eyelid surgery are upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty. These can be performed for cosmetic reasons, though insurance may sometimes cover upper blepharoplasty if there is visual limitation. Other types of eyelid surgery are more likely functional and is often covered by insurance; these include entropion and ectropion repair, eyelid retraction repair, floppy eyelid repair, and eyelid skin cancer repair.

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.  These changes can make you look tired, angry and older than your years.

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

Learn more about upper blepharoplasty or visit American Academy of Ophthalmology EyeWiki's Blepharoplasty page (for which Dr. Shannon S. Joseph serves as the editor).

What is Lower blepharoplasty?

Lower blepharoplasty is one of the most frequently performed cosmetic surgeries to restore a more youthful and rested appearance to the lower eyelids. Lower eyelid bags and dark circles is a common problem that can make people look older and more tired than you are. This can be caused by a combination of redundant lower eyelid skin and excessive lower eyelid fat pads. Lower blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that can address the redundant skin as well as reposition and sculpt the fat pads to smoothen the contour of the lower eyelid and restoring a more youthful appearance. Learn more about lower blepharoplasty.

Where to get eyelid surgery in Troy Michigan?

When considering cosmetic or reconstructive plastic surgery on the face, it is very important to find a surgeon who specializes in performing procedures on the face. While many surgeons may advertise providing blepharoplasty and brow lift surgeries, not every surgeon performs them regularly.  This is important because, across medicine, it has been well demonstrated that surgeons who perform a given procedure frequently are more likely to have outstanding results and less likely to encounter complications.

Therefore, it is a good idea to understand how experienced your surgeon is in your procedures of interest. Specifically, it is important to verify your surgeon underwent the appropriate fellowship training, which is training beyond residency that allows surgeons become highly specialized in one area, such as plastic surgery around the eyes and face.

Schedule a Consultation

Dr. Shannon S. Joseph is a Johns Hopkins University and University of Michigan trained, board-certified, fellowship-trained oculofacial plastic surgeon. She specializes exclusively in plastic surgery of the eyes and face. Eyelid surgery such as blepharoplasty is the most common procedure Dr. Joseph performs, and she has successfully performed thousands of these surgeries. At your one-on-one consultation, Dr. Joseph will take her time to carefully listen to your expectations and goals, perform a comprehensive evaluation, and works together with you to design a plan that is fully tailored to your anatomy and aesthetic goals. Learn more about why patients choose us.

Our office is located in Troy, Michigan, serving patients from Troy as well as Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, West Bloomfield, Rochester, Rochester Hills, and surrounding areas of Southeastern Michigan. If you are interested in a personal consultation with Dr. Joseph, contact us to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you look and feel your best.