Sinus Surgery And Recovery – What you should expect?

There are different remedies that can be used to treat sinus infection. Home remedies are the first to be considered when experiencing this intensely irritating condition. 

When the patient has sinus-surgeryalready reached the point when the pain can no longer be tolerated, it is best to consult a doctor. The last advice that doctors will be recommending is for him to undergo a sinus surgery and recovery stage after.

Types of Sinusitis Surgery

With the aid of technology, surgery can be done to bring relief from a sinus infection. Endoscopic surgery is one of the most common surgical methods used to treat sinusitis. The doctor checks your sinus with the aid of an Endoscope.

This device allows the physician to view and open nasal and sinus passages. It is also the same device used to remove the infected and ailing tissue that is causing the pain. This is a remarkably effective method. Doctors are real sure about the permanent recovery effect of this method.

painless-sinus-surgerySinus polyp surgery is another method used to remove another irritant; the polyp. Polyps are grape like swollen skin on the sinus formed from allergies or infection. This can block the passage of air and sometimes also stops the nose from its smelling function.

  • People who have lost their sense of smell because of polyps were not able to have them back during the recovery period. The best way to do away from this irritant is to remove it through surgery.

During the operation, general anesthetics should be given to the person to put him in complete unconsciousness. The operation  will take place inside the nose. He has nothing to worry because he will wake up with your nose fully attach; the doctors will not be cutting a flesh. They will be using a small instrument to take the polyps out from your sinus.

ease-surgeryHe will not feel any pain because he is wholly unconscious during the operation. If bleeding occurs, the doctor will be using sponge rubber to drain the blood. Washing your sinus will also be one of the finishing touches. This should be done to take away all the infections from the sinus.

The Possible Effects of Sinus Surgery

Surgery may assure permanent relief from sinus infections, but undergoing such operation can also be particularly risky. During the operation, the Doctor might create an opening connecting the brain and the sinus. This causes leakage of cerebrospinal fluid called CSF. CSF is the fluid that surrounds the brain. The leak can cause meningitis.

  • Bed rest can help the patient stop the leak, but it still continues the patient may have to undergo brain surgery. This is one of the worst effects of sinus surgery. Another effect with regards to the brain is bleeding. When bleeding occurs, and the blood goes to the brain, this can be a cause of stroke.

Other effects include lose of vision or other minor visual problems, but this is just an extraordinarily rare example of  surgery risks.

Other complications after the operation include numbness on the upper front teeth column, reduction in the sense of smell and change in voice.

What to Expect During the Recovery Stage

There are several things to be considered, during sinus surgery recovery. Doing regular activities should be suspended for a week or two. What to expect after surgery? What are the things that the patient will normally feel after the operation?

after-sinus-surgeryThe most common will be headaches after the surgery. This is normal. Another thing to be expected is the oozing of blood and sinus congestion. Doctors recommend complete rest for persons who have been through sinus operations.

It is also extremely beneficial to watch your condition. Make sure that the patient has completed the rest days before going back to your work. That way, he will be able to avoid things that can cause other types of complications.


  1. Chris says

    I had surgery on August 8th. Since completion of surgery i have had, and continue to have major headaches and also upper teeth that remain numb. I am beginning to get nervous as I am not sure these sensations are normal almost 3 and a half months later. Any thoughts?

    • Donna Green says

      I hope your headaches have improved. I don’t have any information about what could be causing it but I had surgery Dec. 10 and this past week have developed pretty severe daily headaches. It feels like an infection in the frontal sinuses. I am waiting to see if it resolves. I am wondering if I have an infection or if this is normal inflammation from the tissues healing. I am wondering if your headaches have improved. I hope that you are feeling better.

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