Patients typically can return to normal activities seven to 10 days after eyelid surgery, known as blepharoplasty, according to MedicineNet. The majority of the bruising and swelling in and around the eyes resulting from blepharoplasty resolves itself around two weeks following surgery.
Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that can treat loose or sagging skin that creates folds or in some way disturbs the upper eyelid, excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the eyelids, and bags under the eyes, explains the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Blepharoplasty can also treat drooping lower eyelids and excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid. Good candidates for blepharoplasty include healthy individuals without a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing, non-smokers, and those without any serious eye conditions.