Will Septoplasty Surgery Limit or Effect my Wedding/honeymoon (1 month apart)?

I'm having septoplasty surgery and trying to fit it in before my wedding. My concern is my wedding is set for May 26th and my honeymoon at Disney will soon follow. If I have surgery on April 30th, will I have time to recover with no visible flaws for the May 26th wedding? Also, the honeymoon is at Disney, so I will be riding rollercoasters, rides, and be in water. Do I have anything to worry about? Or should I reschedule the surgery date for after the wedding? Thanks!

Doctor Answers 6

Septoplasty Recovery

Having a septoplasty with a time frame of about one month for recovery should be sufficient. In most cases you will be able to perform normal activities within a matter of a week or so. From there you may feel more confident to be able to take on more difficult or strenuous activities if necessary. It will depend on your individual circumstances, but generally speaking you should be recovered enough in time for your wedding and your honeymoon. Congratulations in advance.

New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Will Septoplasty Surgery Limit or Effect my Wedding/honeymoon (1 month apart)?

Some of my patients undergoing septoplasty will have the surgery on Thursday and return to work on Monday.  Of course, it depends on your occupation, age, physical condition etc. but as a general rule, most patients are ready for light activity within one week and certainly, baring any complications, you should be fine for your wedding and honeymoon. 

Jonathan Ross Berman, M.D. , F.A.C.S.

Jonathan Berman, MD
Boca Raton Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

Septoplasty Recovery


The initial recovery will be one to two weeks. If a septoplasty is performed alone, you should be fine by the time of the wedding. I would also recommend speaking with your surgeon regarding his/her guidelines, as he/she knows the extent of your surgery and exactly what was performed. Thank you, and I hope this helps answer your question.

Paul S. Nassif, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 47 reviews

Septoplasty and Recovery

Generally, a simple septoplasty is fast and relatively painless. Although there is little to no appreciable downtime following a nasal septoplasty, it depends on the extent of your case. If at all possible, try to schedule it far enough in advance or after as to not interfere with your wedding and honeymoon plans.

Ross A. Clevens, MD
Melbourne Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 116 reviews

Will Septoplasty Surgery Limit or Effect my Wedding/honeymoon (1 month apart)?

 Yikes, really think this through.  Even though a Septoplasty is all internal and should be a slam dunk recovery...we're talking about one of the biggest days of your life and the activity level is way too high after the surgery.  You risk bleeding and frankly, I wouldn't agree to do your surgery a month before all of that.  Why not have the surgery after you return.  Less risk.  Less drama.  Makes more sense.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

Recovery Time for Septoplasty

For my patients, recovery time is 2-3 days of laying on the couch, one week of light activity and return to full activity at two weeks.  You should not have any problems fitting the surgery in before your wedding but remember that these are general guidelines and a more significant surgery would change them.  Make sure your surgeon knows the time frame.

Joseph Campanelli, MD  Midwest Facial Plastics  St Paul, MN

Joseph Campanelli, MD
Portland Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

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