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The recovery time for Balloon Sinuplasty is far less and is one of the most preferred methods used today for treating sinus patients. It offers the same benefits as other sinus surgery procedures.Here’s a quick overview of what you can expect during your balloon sinuplasty recovery.
The recovery after balloon sinuplasty tends to be much simpler than the recovery after more invasive procedures. You will be released shortly after your procedure is completed, and you will be able to go home. Since there are no incisions, you will have minimal pain following the procedure, which is generally treated with acetaminophen.Your doctor will instruct you on the proper procedure for cleaning your sinuses after your procedure. You will need to rinse your sinus passages with a saline solution several times each day to wash away mucus or allergens and to allow your sinuses to fully heal. You should also avoid strenuous activity for the first week, and not blow your nose for the first 24-48 hours.By the end of the first week your sinuses will be nearly healed, and by the end of two weeks, you should be ready to return to normal activity. Keep in mind during the first two weeks that strenuous activity will increase the drainage from your sinuses.
Balloon sinuplasty is a long-term option that will relieve most or all of your sinus infection symptoms. Most patients report no relapse in their symptoms in the two years following the procedure. However, a small percentage of patients may need additional treatment after the sinuses have healed and the full effects of the procedure can be seen.
If you have been considering balloon sinuplasty but aren’t sure about the recovery process, contact the American Sinus Institute today. Balloon sinuplasty has been giving people great results with minimal downtime. You could be in and out of the office in no time with a life free of sinus infections from here on out.Call today to schedule your first consultation and see if balloon sinuplasty is the right solution for you!