Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty or an “eyelift,” can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, usually to reduce sagging of the lower eyelid and/or to remove excess tissue from the upper eyelid.
Blepharoplasty is an operation to change the shape of the eyelids, the indications for which are drooping upper and lower eyelids, “fat bags” of the eyelids, drooping lower corners of the eyes, the desire to change the shape and cut of the eyes.
During surgery, excess skin and fat are removed through incisions made in the natural folds of the eyes. Blepharoplasty is performed under general anesthesia in an inpatient setting. The duration is 2-3 hours. The recovery period does not exceed 1-2 weeks.