During the first days after the operation the patients may feel their face swollen, with oedema and ecchymoses, especially on the lower eyelids. In this case, cold compresses should be applied which will obviously relieve these symptoms. Usually the oedema and ecchymoses tend to persist in the first week.
Also you should not be alarmed if there is some bleeding in the days after the surgery. By the end of the first week the splints and the stitches will be removed.
During two weeks after the surgery, the straining activities should be avoided. They might boost arterial blood pressure which might bring on some bleeding. With patients that wear glasses, for a period of 6 to 7 weeks, it is not recommended that they should wear the glasses resting on the nasal pyramid.
After the removal of the splints, up to a period of 3 months approximately, a slight oedema may linger on. This will shrink over time.
So, after 7- 8 days you can return to work.