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How long after septoplasty can I start exercising again? I normally exercise most days of the week. I don't feel right if I take off more than 3 days. I realize i'll probably need to wait longer than that, but how much longer? .

How long after septoplasty can I start exercising again? I normally exercise most days of the week. I don't feel right if I take off more than 3 days. I realize i'll probably need to wait longer than that, but how much longer? .

The: The optimal timing of when to restart exercising depends a bit on how extensive your septoplasty surgery is and your pain tolerance. You'll probably want to hold off on exercising at least 7-10 days, but follow your surgeon's instructions as that's who knows your situation best. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Septoplasty (Definition)

Altering the anatomy of the septum for improvement in breathing or appearance of nose. See ...Read more


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How long after septoplasty can I go out in public? I've read that recovery from septoplasty is a few weeks. Is that for full recovery, or is that how long I have to wait before it's healed enough that I can go back to work or out to dinner? .

How long after septoplasty can I go out in public? I've read that recovery from septoplasty is a few weeks. Is that for full recovery, or is that how long I have to wait before it's healed enough that I can go back to work or out to dinner? .

If: If you're only having a septoplasty you can probably go back to work after a few days. The recovery depends on your pain tolerance and whether your surgeon uses any packs/splints in the nose. I try to avoid using packs or splints as that usually helps reduce the amount of discomfort after surgery. ...Read more

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When can I sleep normally after septoplasty?

When can I sleep normally after septoplasty?

Will vary w surgery: The post op recommendations will, vary with the nature of the procedure and your swelling. While you may be able to sleep normally soon after surgery, this will depend on what was performed. If external manipulation of the nasal skeleton was performed, special precautions may be recommended for more than 6 weeks to avoid displacing the delicately aligned structures. Discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Do I have to quit taekwondo after septoplasty?

Septoplasty: You just need to heal properly and then you can return to your normal activity. Follow your doctor's directions with regards to resumption of activity. ...Read more

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How long after septoplasty should my head be elevated?

72 hours adequate: I typically recommend that people sleep on a few pillows and ice the eyes and nose for the first three days. Swelling tends to peak during this period and then begins to decline. ...Read more

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Hi I got cold after septoplasty is it common? Safe? Its my 3rd day after surgery what should I do?

Home remedies: You most likely have developed a viral infection post-operatively. The viral infection should have little effect on the final result of the septoplastly. The healing process may take a little longer. Fluids, vitamin c and time are all that is necessary. The surgeon might want to take the pack (splints) a little early. Ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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What if stitches don't come out after septoplasty surgery?

They will with time: The dissolving stitches will gradually dissolve. The regular use of saline nose spray after surgery will keep the stitches moist so they will dissolve and make your nose more comfortable. ...Read more

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How long after septoplasty do I have to wait to wear glasses again?

How long after septoplasty do I have to wait to wear glasses again?

Glasses no problem: A standard septoplasty shouldn't affect your ability to wear glasses after surgery. A rhinoplasty in which your nasal bones are broken can cause temporary issues though. ...Read more

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Ho we long does it take to fully heal after septoplasty and turbinate reduction?

Ho we long does it take to fully heal after septoplasty and turbinate reduction?

Mostly by 3 wks: The worst of the swelling and discomfort should be gone in 2-3 weeks, but full resolution of swelling may require 6-8 weeks or longer. ...Read more

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How clean nose after septoplasty?

How clean nose after septoplasty?

Depends: Depends if you mean immediately after, or in the weeks following. Usually nose is packed immediately. So nothing to do except keep outside clean with q-tips and saline. Ask your ENT surgeon for specific instructions in your case. Depends on many factors. ...Read more

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How long soes it take for the internal nasal swelling to subside after septoplasty? Could it take months (upto 3 to 6 months)??

How long soes it take for the internal nasal swelling to subside after septoplasty? Could it take months (upto 3 to 6 months)??

Several wks/ months: I often tell my patients they should be able to notice a significant difference in the first couple of weeks. Rarely I do have patients that need several months to improve. After 3 months if there is no significant improvement, I would re-evaluate the anatomy in case there was something else (i.e sinusitis that's was contributing to the the situation) ...Read more

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How long to wait after septoplasty and turbinate reduction surgery to see full results before assessing if successful or needs revision septoplasty?

How long to wait after septoplasty and turbinate reduction surgery to see full results before assessing if successful or needs revision septoplasty?

2-3 week recovery: Generally, it takes about 2-3 weeks to get a sense of the success of nasal airway surgery. It's important to keep the nose moist. I recommend nasal saline spray and ointment until the nose stops crusting. ...Read more

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How long do have nasal splints in. After septoplasty?

Nasal splints: When used, they usually are removed within a week of your surgery as they can be uncomfortable. Ask your surgeon about his/her protocol as it can differ but you don't want to let them forget about it. ...Read more

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