How long after a septoplasty can I resume sexual activity? Also oral sex?

I had a septoplasty and sinuplasty 7 days ago. How long till I resume sexual activity?

Doctor Answers 1

Sex after nasal surgery

I usually do not restrict sexual activity after nasal surgery, although, most patients aren't in the mood for it until after the splints come out a week later. 

Any form of exercise will increase risk of bleeding and swelling. Use common sense and avoid putting your nose in a position of potential impact for at least a couple weeks. Oral sex requires an open nasal airway so postop factors may damper that.

Happy healing! 


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