What can I expect after septoplasty and turbinate reduction?

Recovery from Septoplasty/Turbinate Surgery: You can expect fatigue, nasal stuffiness, and mild nasal drainage after your surgery. Pain is generally mild with this type of surgery and is typically well controlled with pain medications by mouth.

How long does pain last after septoplasty and turbinate reduction?

You may experience some pain in the nose. You may also experience headache, blocked ears or pain in the ears, teeth or face following the surgery – this is referred pain. If you have a sore throat following the surgery, this is likely due to the breathing tube you had in your airway. This should resolve within one day.

How long does swelling last after septoplasty and turbinate reduction?

Swelling inside the nose last for about 1-2 weeks. Usually there is very little, if any, external swelling. Do not blow your nose for 2 days.

How long will my nose run after septoplasty?

Nasal congestion and discharge: You will have nasal congestion and discharge for the first few weeks after surgery. Your nasal passage and breathing should return to normal 2-3 weeks after surgery.

How long does it take to breathe normally after septoplasty?

1–2 days Your nose will feel sore, and much more stuffy than it did before the operation. Once the dressings are removed from your nose, you may still need to breathe through your mouth for a week or so.

How long should you sleep elevated after septoplasty?

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 many days rest after septoplasty?

You will probably be able to return to work or school in a few days and to your normal routine in about 3 weeks. But this varies with your job and how much surgery you had. Most people recover fully in 1 to 2 months. You will have to visit your doctor during the 3 to 4 months after your surgery.

Are there stitches after septoplasty?

The reconstructed nasal septum is secured with internal stitches. The stitches used inside the nose are designed to dissolve on their own over a few weeks when the nose lining has healed.