How long does bruising last after sinus surgery?
After about two to three weeks, most patients will find that their bruising has completely resolved. Those with mild bruising may see complete fading of their bruises sooner than two weeks, while those with more extensive bruising may take a little longer to see complete recovery from their bruises.
Do you get black eyes after sinus surgery?
Recovery. After sinus surgery, it is normal to experience pain (usually a headache or a slight burning sensation in the mid-face region), nosebleeds, and bad breath for the first 24 to 72 hours. Less commonly, you may develop a black eye or have temporary numbness or tingling in the face or gums.
How long will my face hurt after sinus surgery?
You may have some swelling of your nose, upper lip, or cheeks, or around your eyes. Your nose may be sore and will bleed. You may feel “stuffed up” like you have a bad head cold. This will last for several days after surgery.
Does your face bruise after septoplasty?
Swelling and bruising around your eyes and cheeks may occur. The swelling maximizes after about two days, and then subsides over the next 5-6 days. Remember that swelling and bruising will clear up in time and has no bearing on the results of your surgery. You may have one or two plastic splints to help your breathe.
Do you bruise after sinus surgery?
You may have some swelling of your nose, upper lip, cheeks, or around your eyes after nasal surgery. You may have some bruises around your nose and eyes. Your nose may be sore and will bleed. This may last for several days after surgery.
How do you get rid of bruising after an eye surgery?
Add the compress to the swelling area and hold for 10-20 minutes. Repeat the procedure several times a day for the first 48 hours. Ice will reduce swelling and subcutaneous bleeding – the bruise will be smaller and heal faster. An ice compress relieves pain as well.
What is removed during sinus surgery?
Surgery involves enlarging the openings between the sinuses and the inside of the nose so air can get in and drainage can get out. It may involve removing infected sinus tissue, bone or polyps.
How long do you have to sleep elevated after sinus surgery?
You will have to sleep with your head elevated for 24-48 hours after surgery to help the bleeding slow down and help the swelling resolve. Prior to surgery, set up your bed with at least two pillows so you can prop your head up at night.
How painful is sinus surgery recovery?
Pain: You should expect some nasal and sinus pressure and pain for the first several days after surgery. This may feel like a sinus infection or a dull ache in your sinuses. Extra-strength Tylenol is often all that is needed for mild post-operative discomfort.
What comes out of nose after sinus surgery?
You may notice some dark brown nasal discharge for several weeks after your surgery. This is old blood and mucus being cleared from the sinuses and is normal. Also, thick yellow or white drainage is common. This does not mean you have a sinus infection.
Can you sleep on your side after sinus surgery?
Sleeping on your side or stomach is not recommended for several weeks after the procedure because it places unnecessary pressure on your nose. Resting on your back in an elevated position cuts down on congestion and minimizes swelling after rhinoplasty surgery.