Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery (ENT), Facial Plastic Surgery: Procedures

What to expect from an in-clinic procedure

For all in-clinic procedures:

  • Eat and drink lightly.  Do not eat or drink for one hour before the procedure.
  • Bring your valid health card
  • bring a driver with you

What should you expect?

Ear procedures - You may experience some mild discomfort after the procedure. Rest and take it easy for the remainder of the day. Plan for one to two days off after the procedure.

Functional Endoscopic Sinus/Polypectomy/Biopsy - You may experience nasal congestion and bleeding after the procedure. Rest and take it easy for a few days. Plan for three to four days off after the procedure. Remember to rinse the nose as instructed.

Palatoplasty - You may experience a dry, scratchy, sore throat after the procedure. Drink plenty of fluids and rest and take it easy for a few days. You may be quite sore after this procedure, and the pain may get worse before it gets better. Plan for one week off after the procedure.

Septal Button Placement – You may experience some mild discomfort after the procedure. Rest and take it easy for the remainder of the day. Plan for one to two days off after the procedure. Remember to rinse the nose as instructed.

Septoplasty - You may experience nasal congestion and bleeding after the procedure. Rest and take it easy for a few days. Plan for three to four days off after the procedure. Remember to rinse the nose as instructed.

Septorhinoplasty - You may experience nasal congestion and bleeding after the procedure. Rest and take it easy for a few days. Plan for three to four days off after the procedure. Remember to rinse the nose as instructed.

Skin cancer removal – You may experience some burning, discomfort and bleeding after the procedure. Rest and take it easy for the remainder of the day and use Tylenol/acetaminophen as needed. If you have some oozing from the incision, you may put gentle but firm pressure on the area.  Keep it covered with ointment as instructed. If the bleeding continues, or you have significant bruising, contact your surgeon’s office.

Turbinoplasty - You may experience some blood dripping and oozing from your nose after the procedure. Your nose will likely get more stuffy and congested before it gets better. Rest and take it easy for the remainder of the day. Plan for one to two days off after the procedure. Remember to spray  the nose as instructed.

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Last updated: Fri, 2017-02-17 11:57