How long does it take for the internal swelling to go away & for me to be able to sleep laying down? (photos)

I had nasal airway reconstruction, submucosal nasal turbinates and bilateral endosopic sinus surgery on april 19, 2015.

Doctor Answers 2

Swelling after seinus surgery

The largest portion of swelling of the nose will be better within a couple of weeks after surgery. The remainder of the swelling can take many months to improve. Most people are breathing better than before surgery within a couple of weeks. You should see your surgeon. You always have an option of a second opinion should you not recover as rapidly as you expect.

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Healing after surgery

Healing after sinus and nasal surgery depends on many factors.  The internal swelling can take weeks to months depending on severe your sinus infection was.

I recommend you follow up with your surgeon and share your concerns.

He/She will be able to give you an idea of how long it will take for you to heal.

James Chan, MD
Portland Facial Plastic Surgeon
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