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what is sinus surgery for?

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Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Chronic sinus issues: Sinus surgery is done for a variety of reasons. The typical problems include chronic sinus infection, polyps, recurrent sinus infections and chronic facial pain. You can learn more about sinus surgery here: http://www.Rhinoplastyinseattle.Com/functional-rhinoplasty/sinus-surgery.
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Multiple reasons: Sinus surgery is commonly done for recurrent or chronic sinusitis, nasal polyps, or other benign or malignant sinus rumors.
Dr. Alen Cohen
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 14 years experience
Various problems: Sinus surgery is primarily used to treat chronic inflammation or recurrent infection of the sinuses. It can also be used to address nasal polyps, chronic sinus pain/pressure and various fungal sinus processes. It is a surgery done endoscopically and by most advanced surgeons these days under image guidance. For more information on the types of procedures please visit www.Socalsinus.Com.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

Is preauricular sinus surgery dangerous ?

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Compared to?: It is no more dangerous than any other surgery that requires a general anesthetic, presuming you are in good health and not on a host of medicines.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What is recovery from sinus surgery like?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Sinus surgery: Recovery/ reduced swelling in one to two weeks.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What can I expect in a sinus surgery?

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Dr. Alen Cohen
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 14 years experience
Improvement: You should expect to breathe better with less nasal congestion, decreased sinus pressure/pain and decreased number of sinus infections. More info at www.Socalsinus.Com.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How fast is recovery after sinus surgery?

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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Depends on type: Recovery depends a lot on what you're having done and who is doing it. Typically in my patients overnight they have some sponge in their nose, that sponge comes out the next day and they feel "better". It can usually takes a few days after that until they are up and around and then a week until I have my patients at full activity including blowing their nose and exercising.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Can i masturbate after sinus surgery?

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Dr. David Chandler
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Physical restriction: Ask your surgeon if there are any physical restrictions after surgery. In some cases, there may a restriction to avoid straining or vigorous activity. Sexual activities may fall into that category, depending on the individual.

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