Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)
is designed to remove excess skin and fat from the upper and lower eyelids. The procedure can correct drooping upper lids that tend to sag with time and the puffy bags below the eyes. The procedure usually takes about 1 hour and can be performed in the office using local anesthesia. Stitches can be removed after one week. Blepharoplasty can be done as a single procedure, or in conjunction with other facial surgery such as a brow lift.