What is eyelid surgery? January 25, 2023 Eyelid surgery, also commonly known as blepharoplasty, is a procedure that improves the appearance of the upper and lower eyelids. This procedure can correct a variety of conditions around the eye. During a blepharoplasty in Houston, Dr. Downey or Dr. Bullocks can remove the excess skin surrounding the eye, as well as the fatty deposits causing under-eye bags, to create a refreshed, awake appearance. Eyelid surgery is the perfect solution to correct droopy eyelids and take away the “tired look” that aging eyes can develop.