How long do I have to wait for a revision rhinoplasty after having FESS for chronic sinusitis?
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FESS and Revision Rhinoplasty
Sinus surgery can be performed at the same time as a revision rhinoplasty. If you decide to have the procedures at separate times it will depend on the extent of the sinus procedure. If any manipulation of the septum was performed during the sinus surgery to gain access to the sinus cavities you should wait 6 months or longer for healing. For more limited sinus procedures not involving the septum or turbinates a month is enough time to wait prior to revision rhinoplasty. Your surgeon will want to examine your nose though to assure the mucosa and lining of the nose is fully healed.
Functional endoscopic sinus surgery and revision rhinoplasty
Functional endoscopic sinus surgery and a rhinoplasty procedure can be performed simultaneously by a double board certified ENT/facial plastic surgeon. If you have are performing them separately, then it is probably best to wait a month or 2 in between procedures to allow the swelling to subside. For more information about both procedures, please see the link and the video below
Rhinoplasty and Sinus Surgery
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