Upper eyelid surgery—while considered one of the least invasive and most successful plastic surgeries—does still come with side effects and the possibility of a poor result. This is rare though and most of the time, patients will be concerned about their final results long before they come in. Let’s provide a few possible answers to “Why do my eyes look weird after upper blepharoplasty?”

The most frequent answer to this question is a combination of bruising and swelling. Even after the initial three to four days after surgery, some swelling may still distort the look of the upper eyelid. Around day ten, patients can usually conceal any further side effects with makeup. The worst swelling should subside within two weeks, but patients should not expect their final results for several weeks.

In general, plastic surgeons do consider any results final until nine to twelve months after surgery. However, with an upper blepharoplasty, patients can usually see their final result within two to three months. In most cases of the eyes looking weird after surgery, it will resolve on its own.

Occasionally, scar tissue may distort the shape of the eye, or a complication may occur. These complications are rare. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-430-1035 or reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.