Blepharoplasty, often called an eye lift, is a procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the upper and/or lower eyelids. Often performed in conjunction with a brow lift, the procedure involves the surgeon making small incisions above and below the eye to re-move or redistribute fat deposits and remove excess skin. Blepharoplasty can often be performed under local anesthesia in a clinic setting or with sedation on an outpatient basis. Some bruising and swelling is common with most people taking about a week off from work and strenuous activities and full recovery typically taking 3-4 weeks.