How long should I take off work after sinus surgery?
This is normal and most patients plan on taking at least 1 week off of work to recover. Every patient is different and some return to work sooner. Nasal congestion and discharge: You will have nasal congestion and discharge for the first few weeks after surgery.
How long does pain last after nose surgery?
How long after surgery will my nose hurt? Pain at any intensity will usually last for only 36 to 72 hours, but may last longer if the nose is manipulated or bumped. Your nose may remain tender or sensitive to touch, however, for up to three months.
Can I brush my teeth after rhinoplasty?
Absolutely not for two weeks following rhinoplasty! If your nose is running, gently dab it with a tissue. Brush your teeth carefully. Because your upper lip is connected to your nose, you’ll move your nose if you brush to aggressively.
How bad will I feel 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.
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.
Is sinus surgery worth the risk?
The majority of people that have sinus surgery report their symptoms improve greatly afterward. They have easier breathing, fewer infections, and increased sense of smell. To many people who have repeated sinus infections and difficulty breathing, this surgery is well worth the minimal risks it carries.
Can I breathe through my nose after rhinoplasty?
On average, patients can expect breathing through the nose after rhinoplasty to feel more comfortable after 1 – 3 weeks, though some patients may have a feeling of nasal congestion for several months.
How long after rhinoplasty can I wear makeup?
If you have a rhinoplasty, you should avoid applying pressure to your nose for at least two weeks. However, you can start applying makeup to the rest of your face once the external splint is removed five to seven days after surgery.
Can I breathe through my nose after septoplasty?
After the packing has been removed, patients may breathe through the nose, but are not to blow or sneeze through the nose for 7 to 10 days. If the person must sneeze, they should open their mouth. Patients can expect some light blood-tinged drainage from the nose for several days.