Eyelid surgery, AKA eye lift or blepharoplasty, reduces the bagginess of lower eyelids and removes excess skin. During upper blepharoplasty, a CO2 laser is used to make incisions on the top eyelid to remove excess fat and skin. There is minimal scarring as the incision is made along the crease line of the eye. Sutures are removed 7-10 days later. During lower blepharoplasty, the CO2 laser is used to cut the fat bags from the inside of the lower lid so there is no visible scarring. Patients are subjected to general anesthesia and the eyes are covered with a protective shield during the procedure.