Any type of –plasty within the field of surgery simply means a change in shape or configuration. A “bleph,” refers to eyelid, so this super-fancy word just stands for eyelid reshaping surgery.
Eyelid reshaping surgery may address the extra skin of a puffy lower or upper eyelid. In order to achieve the best aesthetic result, the eyelid procedure may involve removing overgrown (hypertrophied) muscle, and possibly removing the fat around the eyeball (post-septal fat), or repositioning it.
An upper eyelid blepharoplasty may be combined with a transbleph brow elevation or browlift and frowning muscle removal or weakening. A lower eyelid blepharoplasty may be combined with a mid-face lift to address festoons, droopy cheek fat pads, and smile lines.