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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? .

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Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
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Dr. Richard Arden
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: You

You probably could start a graduated program of exercise after 4-5 days but start off slow.
The risk is nosebleeds which are more likely as the heart rate and blood pressure increase with the level of your cardio work-out.

In brief: You

You probably could start a graduated program of exercise after 4-5 days but start off slow.
The risk is nosebleeds which are more likely as the heart rate and blood pressure increase with the level of your cardio work-out.
Dr. Richard Arden
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Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Surgery - Plastics
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My routine --- 14 days for lower body exercises (without bending down) like treadmill, elliptical and bicycle 4 weeks for strenuous exercises, and ok to bending down real heavy weight lifting - 6 to 8 weeks.

In brief: My

My routine --- 14 days for lower body exercises (without bending down) like treadmill, elliptical and bicycle 4 weeks for strenuous exercises, and ok to bending down real heavy weight lifting - 6 to 8 weeks.
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
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Dr. Richard Fleming
Surgery - Plastics

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I instruct my patients to avoid strenuous activities for 2 weeks after surgery.
After all the time and money you will spend to improve your breathing, why risk additional swelling or bleeding. Your question should not be answered by committee, follow the instructions of your surgeon.

In brief: I

I instruct my patients to avoid strenuous activities for 2 weeks after surgery.
After all the time and money you will spend to improve your breathing, why risk additional swelling or bleeding. Your question should not be answered by committee, follow the instructions of your surgeon.
Dr. Richard Fleming
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Dr. Leonard Grossman
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: You

You should be able to resume exercise in a week after septoplasty.
Good luck from nyc.

In brief: You

You should be able to resume exercise in a week after septoplasty.
Good luck from nyc.
Dr. Leonard Grossman
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