The swelling associated with blepharoplasty surgery will vary in terms of duration from patient to patient. Apart from individual tendency to remain edematous after surgery, elevation of the head at all times, especially in sleep and rest, and possibly the use of Arnica may speed up the resolution of swelling. Typically, after a week, much of the swelling is gone, allowing the patient to have a glimpse of the results, with an improvement in excess skin presence and/or drooping. Bruising may persist for a month requiring camouflage make-up. If a more extensive dissection was performed, such as in the case of a midface lift, or a browlift in combination with blepharoplasty, or if upper and lower blepharoplasty was combined, significant swelling may persist for as long as 2-3 weeks. Milder swelling, especially associated with sleeping, and the reclined position may persist for one to two months.