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Blepharoplasty in Brighton, MI

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Blepharoplasty at Elements Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics

Dr. Vincent McGinniss, DO, FACS, FAOCO-HNS, is a highly trusted choice for patients seeking cosmetic, functional, or reconstructive surgery to correct common issues affecting the upper or lower eyelids. An experienced and insightful plastic and reconstructive surgeon, he helps patients plan procedures completely tailored to their individual needs. Whether you are interested in blepharoplasty to eliminate sagging tissues or puffiness in the upper or lower eyelids or are seeking surgery to restore better function, Dr. McGinniss and the team at Elements Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics possess the insight, experience, and compassionate approach to providing exceptional results and a seamless treatment experience.

Blepharoplasty in Brighton, MI

A Clear, Beautiful Gaze

What is Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic or reconstructive procedure performed to improve the appearance or function of the eyelids. The surgery involves carefully removing small amounts of excess skin, muscle, or fat from the upper or lower eyelids to create a more youthful and refreshed look, restore a better range of vision, or increase comfort.

Common issues addressed in the upper eyelids include crow’s feet and droopy or sagging eyelid skin that can interfere with vision or make a person appear tired or older. Lower eyelid surgery is usually performed to eliminate bags under the eyes, reduce puffiness, and improve the overall appearance of the lower eye area. It may also be performed to correct a lower eyelid that turns outward (ectropion) or a lower eyelid that turns inward against the eye (entropion). Patients typically seek eyelid surgery for one of the following reasons:

Cosmetic Blepharoplasty

Cosmetic blepharoplasty on the upper or lower eyelids aims to reduce sagging skin, eliminate bags and puffiness, and provide a more youthful appearance through subtle adjustments to the skin, muscles, and tissues.

Functional Blepharoplasty

Advanced sagging or ptosis of the upper eyelid can be corrected with functional blepharoplasty to restore a better field of vision, delivering both functional and cosmetic benefits. Other common issues that can be repaired include a lower lid that sags and turns outward (ectropion) or a lower lid that turns inward against the eye (entropion).

Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. McGinniss is also highly experienced at reconstructive blepharoplasty to repair or reconstruct eyelids after surgery or trauma.

See Yourself Anew

What are the benefits of Blepharoplasty?

With Blepharoplasty Brighton patients can expect both cosmetic and functional benefits:

  • Provides a youthful, refreshed look by reducing sagging or drooping eyelid skin and eliminating under-eye bags
  • Reduces puffiness for a more vibrant, alert appearance through the removal or repositioning of excess fat
  • Enhances field of vision in cases where excessive upper eyelid skin obstructs the visual field
  • Increases self-confidence by reversing the tired or aged appearance caused by sagging eyelids or under-eye bags
  • Long-lasting to permanent results
  • Easily combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures, such as facelifts or brow lifts
  • Minimal scarring due to strategic incision placement
  • Relatively quick recovery, with patients returning to their regular activities within ten to fourteen days

Envision Younger Eyes

Your Blepharoplasty Consultation

At our practice in Brighton Blepharoplasty is a focus area where we aim to educate you about its potential in fulfilling your unique aesthetic objectives. Get started by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Vincent McGinniss. He will listen carefully to your reasons for seeking treatment and assess the skin around your eye area to create a treatment plan personalized to your needs and objectives. He will also help you weigh the benefits of different approaches, giving you the knowledge and confidence to select the best option for you.

Blepharoplasty in Brighton, MI
Blepharoplasty in Brighton, MI

A Clearer Outlook

Blepharoplasty Candidates

Ideal candidates for blepharoplasty include individuals experiencing sagging or drooping upper eyelids, under-eye bags, or excess skin around the eyes that impair vision or affect appearance. Whether you're seeking cosmetic improvements to achieve a more youthful look or functional benefits to enhance your vision, blepharoplasty can be tailored to meet your specific needs. Dr. Vincent McGinniss at Elements Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics evaluates each patient thoroughly to determine suitability for the procedure, ensuring personalized care and optimal outcomes.

Care You Can Trust

Your Blepharoplasty Procedure

Blepharoplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure with a combination of local or general anesthesia. For upper eyelid blepharoplasty, Dr. McGinniss typically creates an incision in the natural crease of the upper eyelid. This helps conceal any resulting scar. For lower eyelid surgery, the incision is usually made just below the lower lash line or inside the eyelid (transconjunctival approach). Through the incisions, excess skin, muscle, or fat is carefully repositioned and reduced. After the necessary corrections are made, the incisions are meticulously closed using fine sutures or adhesive surgical tape.

Heal and Reveal

Blepharoplasty Recovery and Aftercare

In the initial healing phase, it's normal to experience some swelling, bruising, irritation, and dry eyes. We will provide detailed aftercare instructions to manage these symptoms and support optimal healing, which may include applying an ointment for added lubrication and using cold compresses to manage swelling. Depending on your procedure, you may have loose gauze placed on the treatment area for a short time. Make sure to attend all scheduled aftercare appointments and call us any time you need extra information or support. Although full healing can take several weeks to months, our eyelid surgery patients are generally ready to return to work and most regular activities within ten to fourteen days. Practicing careful sun protection is important after Blepharoplasty and will help the small incision scars fade and blend in faster.

Blepharoplasty in Brighton, MI

A Sparkling Transformation

Blepharoplasty Results

Friends and family members probably won’t be able to pinpoint what has changed about you—only that you look rested, refreshed, and rejuvenated. Upper blepharoplasty patients will see a noticeable reduction in sagging skin and a beautifully smooth upper lid. Makeup-wearers will find it easier to apply eye makeup and enjoy different looks. After a lower blepharoplasty procedure, puffiness and hollows that can add to a tired or aging appearance will be eliminated. The under-eye area will look smooth, sculpted, and youthful. Functional issues caused by sagging upper lids or lower eyelids that turn inward or outward will be corrected, providing better comfort and an improved field of vision. The permanent reduction and repositioning of skin and underlying tissue provide beautiful results for years to come.

Investing in Your Vision

Blepharoplasty Cost

The cost of blepharoplasty varies based on the complexity of the procedure and whether it involves the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. Factors influencing the price include the surgeon's expertise, the extent of surgery, and the specific techniques used. At Elements Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, we provide detailed cost estimates during the consultation, considering your unique goals and treatment plan. While insurance may cover functional blepharoplasty for vision improvement, cosmetic procedures are typically out-of-pocket expenses. Financing options are available to help make your desired enhancements more affordable.

Harnessing The Elements of Beauty

The Elements Plastic Surgery Difference

Blepharoplasty in Brighton, MI
Blepharoplasty in Brighton, MI
Blepharoplasty in Brighton, MI
Blepharoplasty in Brighton, MI
Blepharoplasty in Brighton, MI


By harnessing the power of fire through our laser and energy treatments, we can give your daily life a spark of joy and excitement. Like a phoenix reborn in the flame, our plastic surgery procedures can rekindle a confidence in yourself that leave you feeling warm and powerful, day in and day out.


Water is life. Hydration is beautiful. When your cells are healthy, you’ll see the difference in your skin. From hyaluronic acid dermal fillers to PRP treatments and other procedures that give your complexion volume and vibrancy, our mastery of the element of hydration will keep you looking fresh, fit, and fabulous.


When you believe in yourself and love the way you look, you’ll move through life with a bounce in your step and the wind at your back. We’ve set up our practice to make each procedure as breezy and effortless as possible. No high pressure sales tactics. No blowing smoke. Just honest, helpful, practical advice, from consultation to recovery and beyond.


Our surgeon and aesthetic professionals know how to sculpt and shape our patients like the works of art they are. Every millimeter matters, and we leave no stone unturned when it comes to your consultation. We listen to your goals, help you find the right procedures to reach them, and then get granular, making sure no detail is missed during your beauty journey.

Blepharoplasty Frequently Asked Questions

The most common reason people seek Blepharoplasty is to refresh the appearance of the eye area by lifting and reducing excess skin and underlying tissues that can sag with age as well as repositioning fat deposits that cause a puffy appearance. Upper eyelid surgery (upper blepharoplasty) and lower eyelid surgery (lower blepharoplasty) may be performed in isolation or in combination, depending on the goals of the patient. Eyelid surgery can also improve the field of vision in cases where sagging skin is causing an obstruction or correct a lower lid that turns outward or inward. Dr. McGinniss also specializes in reconstructive surgery after surgery or trauma in the eye area.

Most people are ready to return to work and social engagements within 10 to 14 days of their surgery. Recovery time will vary depending on the individual and the type of surgery performed.

Yes, the results of Blepharoplasty are considered permanent. Although the treatment area will not be immune to the natural aging process, the reduction and careful repositioning of skin and underlying structures around the eye area will create permanent improvements. Taking care of your skin and your overall health may help you prolong your results and enjoy a smoother, more refreshed eye area for many years to come.

Start Your Cosmetic Journey Today

We make planning your journey of transformation a beautiful experience. Schedule your personal consultation today to discuss your goals and receive expert advice on how to achieve them. We are here to help you navigate your options and select services that fit into your lifestyle. We love delivering results that improve our patients’ lives and can’t wait to help you achieve optimal health, beauty, and confidence.

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