How To Hide Blepharoplasty Scars

Patients considering a Raleigh eye lift often express concerns about scarring and concealing scars after surgery. While blepharoplasty surgery is performed in a highly visible area, the scars tend to heal well and be easily hidden. However, specific stages of healing and certain surgical methods may involve more visible scarring. Some patients are also simply prone to dark or visible scarring. Here are some tips on how to hide blepharoplasty scars.

1: Consider Transconjunctival Incisions

Transconjunctival incisions during a blepharoplasty refer to incisions made on the underneath side of the eyelid. This approach is more common for lower eyelid surgery and is generally preferred over external excisions for this area. The upper eyelids do not always qualify for this approach. In this case, the incision is placed within the eyelid’s crease. If possible for your specific surgery, transconjunctival incisions are ideal for hiding blepharoplasty scars because no external scar is visible.

2: Makeup

If an external incision blepharoplasty was performed, one of the easiest ways to conceal the scarring is with makeup. Patients should note that makeup cannot be worn at first. Most of the time, patients can resume wearing makeup about ten days after surgery. The majority of scars are easily covered with foundation or concealer. Sometimes patients need only eye shadow to conceal their scars adequately.

3: Prioritize Prevention

Preventing scars is the best way to “hide” eye lift scars. While visible scarring will be apparent immediately after surgery, if patients follow post-operative instructions, they often can see the scars fade well.

Firstly, do not rub or touch your eyes unnecessarily. This can cause the incision to re-open which interrupts the healing process and can lead to worsened scars. Secondly, at some point early in your recovery, your facial cosmetic surgeon may recommend using a scar cream or tape. Following their anti-scar protocol can help patients minimize scarring. Finally, and arguably most importantly, avoid sun exposure and smoking. Sun exposure causes unwanted pigment in the skin—and in scars. Whereas, smoking constricts blood flow and leads to slower and limited healing.

4: Choose An Experienced Surgeon

Patients can begin scar prevention early with their choice of surgeon. Facial cosmetic surgeons will know and use the best techniques that help minimize scarring. They also tend to cause less trauma to the area and their enhanced experience allows them to be more precise. Thus, this helps prevent scarring from forming.


Dr. Sumeet Jindal at the Jindal Institute for Youthful Aging (JIYA) specializes in facial cosmetic surgery. He has unique experience operating on the eyes for both medical conditions and cosmetic reasons. This gives him an outstanding understanding of the eye structure and how to create the ideal result.

The Jindal Institute for Youthful Aging is located in Raleigh, North Carolina, and offers surgical and non-surgical services ranging from fillers to LASIK to facelifts. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jindal or another JIYA provider, call us at (919) 929-6006. Patients can also reach out online via chat, contact form, or Price Simulator.

Dr. Sumeet Jindal
Dr. Sumeet Jindal
Dr. Jindal is a board certified surgeon who offers surgical and non-surgical cosmetic services in Raleigh, North Carolina.