The non-invasive procedure typically takes about an hour, with virtually no post-procedure recovery and observation time necessary. For your comfort and convenience, it is performed in our state-of-the-art facilities. During the procedure, you will receive a local anesthetic, (similar to those used by your dentist) depending on your needs. Afterward, a tiny, FDA-approved balloon will be inserted through your nostril(s) to open the blockages in your sinuses. Similar to the angioplasty procedure for blocked arteries, the balloon is slowly inflated to expand the sinus opening, allowing for the restructuring necessary for proper sinus drainage. The balloon is then deflated and withdrawn. A saline solution could then be used to flush out built-up mucus. After leaving the office, you can expect minimal pain and bleeding. You should avoid blowing your nose and heavy physical activity for 24 hours following the procedure, sleep with your head elevated, rinse with a saline nasal solution, and take oral antibiotics or corticosteroids as directed for the prevention of infection or discomfort.