For 10 to 14 days after surgery, you should expect some swelling, bruising, and irritation. Some patients may also develop dry eye during this period. However, you can ease these side effects with lubricating eye drops, cold compresses, and antibiotics, as recommended by your doctor. Patients can usually return to non-strenuous work within three to 10 days. It may take several months for scars to fade.
Blepharoplasty cannot stop the natural aging process, but you can prolong the results of your surgery by using sun protection and abstaining from tobacco use.