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.
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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