Sinus Surgery Recovery Time
Sinus surgeries are typically performed to clear blockages in sinus passages that prevent one from breathing normally. As you recover from sinus surgery, your recovery time will depend largely on how well you follow your doctor’s aftercare instructions.
The first two weeks of your sinus surgery recovery time are the most vital to ensuring your recovery period is quick and relatively pain-free.
Your Sinus Surgery Timeline
Throughout the immediate period after your surgery, it is important that you follow all aftercare instructions very carefully. Your nose will be in a highly delicate state. To ensure it heals naturally, treat it very gently during your sinus surgery recovery time.
The First 24 Hours: After being discharged from your surgical facility, we recommend staying under the supervision of dedicated post-op nurses at a surgical recovery center for the first 24-hours after your surgery. During this time, expect to feel numbness around the surgical site followed by pain as the effects of anesthesia wear off.
The First Few Days: During this crucial period in your sinus surgery recovery time, keep pressure off of your nose. Get plenty of rest but do not sleep on your side. Sleep with your head elevated to help reduce swelling and avoid unnecessary pressure on the surgical site. To help further improve circulation, get up and walk around every few hours to stimulate proper blood flow.
Your First Week: At this point in your sinus surgery recovery timeline, you may begin to gently cleanse the areas around the packing or bandages on your nose. Consider using a humidifier as you rest as this can help keep the surgical site moisturized. You may also press a cold compress to your nose to help ease swelling and reduce pain.
Week 2 and Beyond: Ideally, at this point in your sinus surgery recovery time, your swelling should have decreased substantially. You may continue to cleanse the surrounding area and begin to use a Q-tip lightly soaked in peroxide to clean your nasal passages. You may also use a saline solution to clear your sinuses of any bothersome mucus and harmful bacteria.
Why You Should Book Post Surgical Care
You will be in a fairly delicate state throughout the first few days and weeks of your sinus surgery recovery time. That is why we recommend seeking the best postoperative care to ensure you avoid any medical risks or complications.
We Invite You to Stay at Pearl Recovery
Pearl Recovery Retreat is the premier post-surgical recovery facility in the Los Angeles area. With a combination of innovative medical care and an unparalleled level of luxury, each patient is truly pampered throughout their recovery period. Located within the five-star Viceroy L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills, we offer exclusive, luxurious amenities — like customized postoperative juice cleanses and restorative hyperbaric oxygen therapy — for a truly relaxing recovery experience.
If you are planning on undergoing sinus surgery anytime soon, contact us online or give us a call to plan your stay.