I am having a septoplasty, turbinectomy and endoscopic sinus surgery performed at the same time. What is a realistic recovery period and what should I expect? I am also a runner and understand that I will not be able to run for two weeks after the surgery, does that also include other forms of cardio and exercise?
Recovery Time: Septoplasty, Turbinectomy and Endoscopic Sinus Surgery at the Same Time?
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Exercise after this procedure is to prevent a significant nose bleed. Waiting about 2 weeks after surgery would include all activities which would significantly increase the heartrate and blood pressure. One does continue to see improved results after these procedures for weeks to months.
Septoplasty turbinectomy and endoscopic sinus surgery performed together
It is very common place to perform those procedures together in our practice. Expect 2 weeks of down time from the surgery and probably an additional week of no strenuous exercises like running, to prevent a nose bleed. Please refer to the sinus surgery booklet we developed for patients undergoing septoplasty and endoscopic sinus surgery