Nasal allergies and chronic sinus issues can affect both adults and children. Fortunately, there are a number of treatments available to help manage these common ENT concerns. Therapies for nasal and sinus problems include medications, allergy shots & drops and nasal procedures such as balloon sinuplasty. A minimally invasive treatment option, balloon sinuplasty can benefit patients who have not experienced relief with other therapies. As with any medical procedure, it’s important to know what to expect after balloon sinuplasty surgery if considering this option.
At Ear Nose Throat & Facial Plastic Surgery Specialists, our team has more than 50 years of experience providing individualized treatment for sinus and nasal issues of all types. If you are dealing with lingering sinusitis symptoms, our knowledgable otolaryngologists can help you decide which treatment is best for your unique case. Keep reading for an overview on what to expect after balloon sinuplasty surgery. And if you’d like to schedule an appointment to discuss your treatment options with ENT specialist Dr. Joshua Goldberg, call us at 215-659-8805.
What to Expect After Balloon Sinuplasty Surgery
Balloon sinuplasty involves forcible widening of the nasal passages in order to clear and drain sinus blockage. The procedure can typically be performed in an outpatient setting under local anesthesia, and it usually takes around one hour. Because the procedure involves no loss of nasal bone or tissue, it generally has a short recovery time. Here are some general guidelines on what to expect after balloon sinuplasty surgery:
- During sinuplasty, most patients feel minimal discomfort, aside from minor numbness and sinus pressure. Typically, patients come and go the same morning and are able to resume most of their regular activities within 24-48 hours.
- For at least a week after sinuplasty, patients are generally advised to avoid strenuous activities. Avoiding nose blowing for 1-2 days after the procedure may also be recommended.
- In the days following surgery, a patient may experience some discomfort. Taking anti-inflammatory medications and sleeping with the head elevated may help manage pain and promote sinus drainage.
Find Relief from Sinus Issues at Dr. Goldberg’s Office
When they persist over time, nasal and sinus issues can have a serious impact on a patient’s quality of life. If you are suffering from chronic sinus congestion, you may be a candidate for balloon sinuplasty. Dr. Goldberg and the rest of our team are here to help you determine what is causing your ENT issues and find the best course of treatment to resolve your symptoms. Contact our office today at 215-659-8805 to request an in-person or telehealth appointment.