How Long Do Patients Need to Take Off From Work?

Time off for recovery usually depends on the type of procedure performed as well as the type of anesthesia used. For patients who have nasal and sinus procedures performed under general anesthesia, patients may need to take 3-4 days off of work. During this time, patients are advised to refrain from heavy lifting or vigorous activity for 1-2 weeks.

If patients have an in-office procedure done under local anesthesia, they should take 1-2 days off from work, and follow any post-surgery advice their surgeon provides them.