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How long does it take to recover from a deviated septum surgery?

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
Facial Plastic Surgery
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In brief: Septoplasty

most people need a week off to recover. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist and discuss this issue with your surgeon.

In brief: Septoplasty

most people need a week off to recover. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist and discuss this issue with your surgeon.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Dr. Stephen Weber
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: Few days

If you are undergoing a septoplasty alone you should be recovered within several days.
It is unlikely that you will have bruising under your eyes if a septoplasty is the sole procedure. You might experience congestion but you should be able to return to work/ social activities within a few days.

In brief: Few days

If you are undergoing a septoplasty alone you should be recovered within several days.
It is unlikely that you will have bruising under your eyes if a septoplasty is the sole procedure. You might experience congestion but you should be able to return to work/ social activities within a few days.
Dr. Stephen Weber
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Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: Septoplasty Recovery

Generally, one feels fine (other than a stuffy nose) after 2-3 days.
About the end of the first week, breathing improves to the way it was before surgery. As internal swelling continues to resolve, breathing improves over the next 2-3 weeks. Strenous activity must be avoided for the first 10 days after surgery.

In brief: Septoplasty Recovery

Generally, one feels fine (other than a stuffy nose) after 2-3 days.
About the end of the first week, breathing improves to the way it was before surgery. As internal swelling continues to resolve, breathing improves over the next 2-3 weeks. Strenous activity must be avoided for the first 10 days after surgery.
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
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