Most types of blepharoplasty are usually done as outpatient procedures in hospitals or other surgical facilities, and are done either with sedation and local anesthetic, or under general anesthesia. Recovery from this type of procedure can take a few weeks, and following the prescribed aftercare is very important in order to ensure proper healing takes place. This generally includes pain medication and antibiotics, applying ointments to the surgical sites, using both iced and warm eye pads at specific times,
keeping eyes covered with dark glasses to prevent sun and wind damage, and even avoiding bending at the waist or doing any kind of activity that will raise blood pressure. Post-surgery, patients can have extensive swelling and bruising around the eyes, too, but this is temporary, and will usually go away within a few weeks. External incisions around the eyes will leave scars, but these will fade and become very faint after some time, and blend in with the normal texture of the skin.