Blepharoplasty is the medical term for surgical treatment of the skin of and around the eyelids. Blepharoplasty/Eyelid surgery can be performed for functional reasons, but it is mainly an elective cosmetic procedure. Some patients seek this surgery to remove under eye bags, excess skin, or to improve the appearance of the skin and wrinkles near the eyes. This plastic surgery procedure is performed with external incisions, and in some cases incisions in the internal skin of the eyelids. The results from blepharoplasty can be dramatic, giving the patient a much more youthful appearance. Both men and women benefit significantly from blepharoplasty. Depending on the specific needs of a patient, Dr. Eisemann may consider performing a blepharoplasty in conjunction with fat grafting or dermal fillers, which can provide a more natural appearance. Selecting a plastic surgeon is an important decision, and patients should seek consults and treatment only from a board certified plastic surgeon who has successfully performed numerous blepharoplasty procedures.