Life after sinus surgery
02/18/2015 by Entellus Staff
Balloon sinus dilation is a proven, minimally invasive procedure that reopens the sinus pathways and restores drainage to deliver immediate and long lasting relief to recurrent and chronic sinusitis sufferers.
The balloon sinus dilation procedure can be performed in-office under local anesthesia, and typically takes less than 45 minutes. After the sinus surgery is complete and you return home, you should refrain from exercise or intense physical exertion for 24 hours.
Ways to speed recovery after sinus surgery
- Avoid blowing your nose for at least a week after surgery
- Don't do any heavy lifting, straining, or strenuous exercise for 24 hours
- Do not fly, scuba dive, skydive or parachute for two weeks following the procedure, to ensure all swelling secondary to surgery is gone
Goodbye symptoms, hello relief!
After balloon sinus dilation surgery, 90 percent of patients return to normal activity within 48 hours and experience a significant improvement in their quality of life related to their sinusitis symptoms. Patients report that following balloon sinus dilation their symptoms improved by an average of 70 percent, and they still feel those improvements two years after the procedure.
Additional studies have shown that in the year following balloon sinus dilation, patients saw their work productivity increase, their use of antibiotics decrease, and they made fewer visits to their doctor.
If you are one of many Americans affected by chronic or recurrent sinusitis, do something about your sinus symptoms and talk to your ENT about balloon sinus dilation. Find a doctor today and determine if it's the right treatment option for you!