Although everyone is different and this operation is more involved than a simple eyelid lift, most people should be back to most normal activities within 5 to 10 days. The sutures are usually out by 3-4 days and the swelling starts to go down by this time. Bruising will persist for up to 2 or more weeks, but can be covered by make up as soon as the sutures are out. Your eyes will be dry, however, for about 2 months and require frequent liquid tear application. The final result should be apparent by this time.