What can I expect post septoplasty?
You will go home after the septoplasty. Sometimes the nose is packed with gauze after the procedure but usually it does not need packing. There may be nasal congestion from swelling and some discharge from the nose for several days after surgery, decreasing over a week. There is no splint placed on the nose after septoplasty. Some patients may need to have their nose suctioned after surgery to relieve congestion and crusting.