The natural-looking beauty of youth can be yours once again at Blanchard Plastic Surgery

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Dr. Janet Blanchard has perfected the art and science of helping patients turn back the hands of time. In addition to minimally invasive procedures, she also specializes in a variety of aesthetic surgeries, including breast lifts and tummy tucks. (Photography: Felicia Vargo)

By Patricia Nugent

For the past 30 years, Dr. Janet Blanchard has helped people look and feel their best by specializing in an arsenal of minimally invasive techniques to refresh, revive and rejuvenate. Within her plastic surgery center in Willoughby Hills, she looks at each patient as a whole, addressing well-being and esthetic goals.

“People aren’t looking for drastic changes these days,” she says. “My patients usually ask to appear renewed and refreshed.”

For those who may be considering taking their at-home skin care regimen to the next level with a professional peel, Dr. Blanchard offers The Perfect Derma Peel.

Within Dr. Blanchard’s plastic surgery center in Willoughby Hills, she looks at each patient as a whole, addressing well-being and esthetic goals.

“Especially this time of year, as we may be noticing those brown spots creep up, this innovative, anti-aging peel is successful at minimizing them, as well as lines and wrinkles, pore size and acne scarring,” she says. “It contains a mix of high-performance ingredients such as kojic acid that produce noticeable results. After a 10-minute application of the product, patients go home with a kit to care for their skin over the next three days, when the top layers peel away to reveal fresher-looking skin. Lots of my patients have us treat the skin on their neck and decolletage as well.”

Dr. Blanchard recommends a series of three peels, one per month, to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Oftentimes as a complementary treatment, Dr. Blanchard will suggest patients try FDA-approved Upneeq eyedrops. She discovered them while working as a medical director at a med-spa in Florida.

“Ophthalmologists have used Upneeq for years to treat drooping lids,” she explains. “Just one drop stimulates the Muller’s muscle, which has the job of lifting your upper lids. You look more awake and refreshed. The effect lasts about eight hours, so perfect when you want to look great for a special event. It takes one office visit where I go over patient history and show you how to use them. You buy them by the box and take them home.”

FDA-approved Upneeq eyedrops help stimulate the muscle responsible for lifting your upper lids for a refreshed and awake look.

Nurse injector Val Green specializes in esthetic rejuvenation and for the past decade has helped countless patients put their best face forward. Along with Dr. Blanchard, she uses Botox and Dysport to minimize lines and wrinkles, different types of fillers to replace lost volume and smooth out wrinkles, a range of peels to get rid of brown spots and improve texture, and microneedling to firm and rejuvenate skin.

“My job description is I help turn frowns upside-down,” she says, laughing. “People come to me saying what they see in the mirror no longer matches how they feel inside, and that they look sad and saggy. I take time with each person to find out specifically what they’d like to improve. We explore expectations and possibilities. Education is important to me.”

Minimally invasive procedures have come a long way and Val says the past few years the stigma of “having a little work done” has gone away.

L-R: Dr. Janet Blanchard, Marie Zeleznik, Front Desk Receptionist and Office Manager Debbie Lawson. Not pictured, Val Green, Certified Nurse Injector.

Taking Time
Office manager Debbie Lawson interacts with patients and manages scheduling and billing. With several decades in the plastic surgery arena, she says working with Dr. Blanchard has been a one-of-a-kind experience.

“Unlike many doctors, the day-to-day protocol here is marked by the time spent with patients,” says Debbie. “Dr. Blanchard is never in a hurry and gets to know her patients. Once they come here, they stay with us for a long time. It’s a pleasant experience.”

In addition to facial rejuvenation, Dr. Blanchard performs a wide variety of surgeries, from facelifts, neck lifts and breast lifts to blepharoplasty (eyelid lifts), tummy tucks, liposuction and more.

Dr. Janet Blanchard’s Plastic Surgery Center is located at 34900 Chardon Road, Suite 201, in Willoughby Hills. Financing options are available, including Care Credit and six months, no interest. Call 216-772-2496 or visit for more information.