Cosmetic eyelid surgery when performed on its own is usually done under sedation anesthesia. Surgical candidates complain of heavy droopy eyelids and possibly even visual obstruction. They may also complain of bags under the eyes that make them look old and tired. These bags should not be confused with malar or cheek bags, which will not be improved with eyelid surgery. It may take about 1-2 weeks for most of the bruising to go away. This is also an outpatient procedure. The eyelids are left looking more youthful and refreshed. Some mild swelling may persist for months. Patients prone to having edema and swelling will also notice that this will persist even after surgery and will not be corrected.