The operation is done with a small amount of local anesthetic, and a general anesthesia is not necessary. For normal eyelid corrections, only the excess skin is removed. Sometimes the eyelid muscles and tendons have to be tightened or fatty deposits have to be removed. The blepharoplasty is done with the aid of magnifying glasses and the skin is closed with a continuous suture. The thread can be removed after 5 – 7 days. Until then, the so-called “Steristrip cover” has to stay in place, and make up can be applied on top if necessary. The suture line for the upper eyelid lays just at the upper rim of the palpebral plate. For the inferior blepharoplasty the suture line lays just at the lower eyelashes and becomes invisible after 3 months.