Regain the full functionality of your nose and breathe easily again with a septoplasty from Dr. Lee. Also known as functional rhinoplasty, a septoplasty is a unique surgical procedure designed to correct a deviated septum. Septoplasty also addresses other functional issues, such as snoring, difficulty breathing, headaches, and sinus infections, conditions that can all result from a deviated septum.
What to expect during recovery
As septoplasty is an outpatient procedure, you will be able to return home the very same day to begin the healing process. For the first few days, you can expect some pain and swelling in the area, though it will be manageable by elevating your head, avoiding irritation to the nose, and taking your prescribed pain medication as directed.
You will also be advised to avoid participating in strenuous activities and blowing your nose to prevent any complications from developing. In most cases, you will be able to resume work and your normal daily routine within one week, though Dr. Lee will provide you with personalized guidance during your post-operative appointments.