In the period after nasal septoplasty, usually on the day of surgery, mild or more severe nosebleeds, bloody sputum, bloody vomiting, cough stimuli, cough, and restlessness may occur in an anesthetized patient. In the days after surgery, weakness, drowsiness, dizziness, fever, headache, and nausea may occur due to varying amounts of blood loss, surgical stress, and medications used.
During the wearing of the tampon (48 hours), our patients are in our hospital, in case of a silicone septum rail, you can return home with the tampon after 1 night, you have to come back the next day to have the tampon removed. Wearing a nasal tampon is an uncomfortable feeling, similar to the feeling of a stuffy nose during a cold and is associated with mild to moderate pain that can be treated well with oral painkillers. The tampon should not be removed or handled by yourself. Removing tampons is a short, rather unpleasant procedure that takes a few seconds, which is milder when using a modern (silicon) tampon.
7-10 days after tampon removal, nasal congestion due to nasal discharge and nasal mucosal swelling may occur, and pain is not typical at all. In the days after surgery, swelling of the nose and slight numbness of the upper lip and upper teeth are normal.
In the 2 weeks after the operation, a health-conscious lifestyle and rest are recommended, it is necessary to avoid activities that raise blood pressure and cause head hyperaemia, as these can cause bleeding. During this time, the nose should not be blown hard. No dietary restriction is required, you should drink plenty of fluids but alcohol consumption is not allowed.
In the case of uncomplicated recovery, you can return to job after 14 days, the time of full recovery and the complaint-free state is approx. 3 weeks. Serious physical work and sports are allowed from the 4th week onward.
In the two weeks after surgery, we recommend that you do not travel to a place where there is no health facility nearby, and do not travel by plane.
After surgery, nasal oil/ointment should be used for 2-3 weeks, in some cases we also recommend the use of a nasal wash set.