You may develop puffiness of the eyelids, which can last for 48 hours. In some instances, if this swelling is severe, you may experience difficulty in opening your eyes for the first 24 hours. Your forehead may also swell. Most of the swelling will settle within two to three weeks and this can be helped by adopting an upright posture for the first four days and nights and avoiding bending where possible. There will also be bruising of the forehead which will last approximately three weeks.
Depending upon your occupation, you may consider returning to work after two weeks. Driving should also be avoided after the operation and may also be resumed at this time.
For the first six weeks avoid strenuous exercise which includes jogging, repeated bending, heavy housework or any other activity which might increase your blood pressure. This would increase the risk of bleeding and swelling.