There will be swelling and there may also be some bruising but some patients are prone to bruising more than others.
The eyelids may feel tight and sore as the anesthesia wears off, but medication should control discomfort. Vision may be a blurry for several days due to the swelling and eyes may be watery or may be dry. There should not be extensive pain.
The pain as associated with blepharoplasty has been described as mild discomfort, as if the skin was sunburned and the eysballs irritated.