After eyelid surgery you should not experience much pain. Initially you may experience some swelling, bruising, dry eyes or irritation. You can relieve these symptoms with medication and cold compresses.

There should be very little sign of surgery after about two weeks. However, final healing may take a few months.

Most people can return to normal activities after 7 – 10 days. The bruising and swelling should disappear within 2 weeks.