I had double eyelid surgery and was up and out the next day (with sunglasses on, of course) There were no complications or pain. I didn't even need to take a tylenol. I had slight bruising at the incision area that went away in a few days. It looked sort of normal after a week. It looked great after 2-3 weeks and the permanent result was seen in about 3-4 weeks. You can't see any scars (even though I didn't use topical vitamin E, as recommended) and they take make-up really well.