Recovery after Septoplasty
Septoplasty is generally accomplished as an outpatient procedure which means you can go home on the same day after the influence of anesthesia has worn off.
Your nose will likely be swollen, painful, and packed with cotton to stop bleeding. The packing will be taken a day or two after surgery.
Limiting vigorous physical activities will help minimize swelling and promote healing. Your physician will prescribe pain medications in case you need one.
Tips for a Faster Recovery
- Elevate your head at night to reduce swelling.
- Avoid blowing your nose.
- Be careful not to hit your nose while pulling clothing over your head.
While wound healing after surgery can be quite fast, the overall healing process is slow. Cartilage as well as other nasal tissues may need as much as a year to settle into their new shape.
You may have adequate symptom relief (better breathing) which will continue to improve as your symptom heals.
Take the first step and contact us through our no-cost virtual consultation. During this process, we will recommend options that will work best for you. Every client is different, so our virtual consultants and surgeons tailor the procedure to match each person’s needs.