After your surgery, you’ll need to avoid blowing your nose, steer clear of strenuous activities, and sleep with your head elevated. It takes several days for the swelling to go down, but most patients are back to school or work in a week.

It takes time for the cartilage and bones inside your nose to heal. While they heal, their appearance may change slightly. The tissues are typically stable in 3-6 months. However, they can continue healing and changing for a year.

If you suffer with symptoms due to a deviated septum, call Sinus & Allergy Wellness Center or book an appointment online.