After surgery the area around the eye may be swollen for about four days and there may be some bruising, especially after lower lid blepharoplasty. Makeup can normally be worn five days after surgery.

The resulting hairline scars that follow the natural contour of the eyelids tend to fade in about two months. The final results of the surgery will be evident after several months. Before and after photographs will clearly show the results.

The anatomic condition of the eyelids, the (wear-and-tear) quality of the patient’s skin, his or her age, and the general condition of the adjacent tissues, consequent to the anatomic conditions of the patient, affect the functional and aesthetic results achieved with the eyelid surgery.