Cosmetic eyelid surgery, technically known as blepharoplasty, is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures. In fact, it’s so popular that it is believed that more than one hundred thousand people undergo blepharoplasty every year. Blepharoplasty usually involves removal of excess fat or skin from upper and lower eyelids, thus restoring a refreshed look and giving the eyes a more plump and youthful appearance. The simple procedure usually takes around one hour, and is performed with local anesthesia with sedation. In blepharoplasty, small incisions are made in and around the upper and lower eyelids – to minimize visibility, incisions are always made around natural skin creases and folds. Once the incisions are in place, excess fat and skin are trimmed away, with fine sutures are used to close the gaps.