Post-Operative Instructions

  Septoplasty/Sinus Surgery and Rhinoplasty



  Office-Based Surgical Procedures

Instructions for Post Operative Care

Office-Based Surgical Procedures:

SOFT PALATE PROCEDURE - Office Uvuloplasty

  1. Swelling of the uvula (the structure in the midline) may occur anywhere from the first day until one week later. A mild steroid may be prescribed to lessen this possibility.
  2. Discomfort may be present for about one week; medication will be prescribed in case this occurs.
  3. A soft diet and cold liquids are recommended for the first few days until a more regular diet is tolerated. Avoidance of citrus is advisable.
  4. Sleep at a 30-degree angle with your head propped up on a few pillows.


  1. Nasal congestion for the first few days is very common. Afrin nasal spray, 2 puffs each nostril, twice a day may be necessary for this time period. A decongestant may also be recommended.
  2. There may be minimal blood-tinged mucous from the nose.
  3. Discomfort may be relieved with medication Dr. Setzen has given you.

BOTOX® Cosmetic and Restylane shots to face

  1. Call Dr. Setzen if any untoward swelling or facial weakness occurs.

Balloon Sinus Dilation (Balloon Sinuplasty) in-office

  1. There may be minimal congestion post-procedure and minimal nasal bleeding.
  2. Patient may return to work the next day.


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