Are you contemplating septoplasty for yourself or for anyone you may have to care for afterward?
Are you worried about the aftercare needed for the patient and or what to expect after surgery?
Below we provide details on a deviated septum surgery recovery timeline to cover any of your questions, clearly and in layman's terms.
The procedure called septoplasty is one of the more common day surgeries performed by an ENT specialist. Normally the patient goes home the same day, where all recovery will take place if all care is taken and the doctor's orders are followed to the letter, as in any post-surgery care.
When you leave the hospital you will usually have :
The nose, upper lip, cheeks, and or around the eyes
Around the nose and eyes
Upper lip and or gums (feeling will return n a few weeks to a month)
BLEEDING AND SORENESS:
From the nose (this usually lasts a few days after surgery. You will have a drip pad on which will collect any blood and or mucus, that needs changing only if bleeding seeps through and that would be about every hour for 24 hours post-surgery)
You may also lose a bit of your sense of smell, but this will return to normal probably within a month or two.
You will be able to return to work or school within a few days, but all depends on your job and or school activities, as well as returning to normal activities within three weeks or so. The majority of patients reach full recovery in 1 to 2 months with a re-visit to the doctor’s office in about 3 or four months post-surgery ,only for him or her to check your healing.
Ice and Elevation
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So now that you know everything you need to know relating to a deviated septum surgery recovery timeline, you can now have that septoplasty procedure done with peace of mind!
A deviated septum surgery recovery timeline summary can be found at the following link if you’d like more details: Nasal Septum Repair: What to Expect At Home