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Please tell me how long it takes for to heal from a septoplasty and sinus surgery?

Please tell me how long it takes for to heal from a septoplasty and sinus surgery?

Variable: Usually a few weeks (2), for about 60% of swelling to go down, 6 weeks for about 80%, a year for 95%. ...Read more

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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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Could i still be healing from a septoplasty and sinus surgery after 8 months? How long does it normally take?

Could i still be healing from a septoplasty and sinus surgery after 8 months? How long does it normally take?

Septoplasty healing: After eight months status post sinus surgery and septoplasty, you should be healed. If you are still having trouble breathing, perhaps there is a persistent deviation or if your turbinates were not worked on that may be contributing to your symptoms. ...Read more

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Septoplasty surgery how long for dissolvable stitches to come out?

Septoplasty surgery how long for dissolvable stitches to come out?

Usually about a week: Dissolving sutures are usually gone in about 7-10 days. However, if the inside of the nose dries out then they can take longer to dissolve. You should liberally use saline spray inside the nose to keep the area moist which will hasten healing and improve comfort after septoplasty surgery. ...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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If i can't fall asleep or stay asleep very well and i had electro cautery surgery in 2012 and having a septoplasty soon and can't take sleep pills?

If i can't fall asleep or stay asleep very well and i had electro cautery surgery in 2012 and having a septoplasty soon and can't take sleep pills?

You may need a : Polysomnograph & sleep medicine evaluation to determine the cause of your sleep problems. One option to help sleep in the meantime is chinese scalp acupuncture & auricular (ear) acupuncture. Also - use scrupulously good sleep hygiene. Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No >>>. ...Read more

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How many days does it take for pain from a wisdom teeth surgery and septoplasty surgery to subside?

How many days does it take for pain from a wisdom teeth surgery and septoplasty surgery to subside?

Depends: It will vary depending on the difficulty of the surgery and how healthy you are. The average person will feel much better in 2-3 days, but some people will be sore for weeks or even months. You should talk to your surgeon to know what to expect. ...Read more

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I had endoscopic sinus surgery and septoplasty. How long will headaches last after the surgery?

Less than 2 weeks: Headaches can occur following sinus surgery but usually they should be gone within a short amount of time. If yours are persisting you need to let your surgeon know and if despite whatever he or she does, they continue, a second opinion is always a good idea. ...Read more

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