Excited by the positive impact a balloon sinuplasty could have on your chronic sinusitis, but not sure what the recovery and post-procedure period entails? Find out what you should expect after your balloon sinuplasty, so you take the next step towards ending your sinus issues.
In this innovative procedure to treat chronic sinusitis, a small, flexible, balloon catheter is inserted into the inflamed sinus and inflated to expand the sinus opening. Saline is then sprayed into the inflamed sinus to flush out the pus and mucus that has built up. Finally, the system is removed and the sinuses remain open. The inflated balloon restructures and widens the walls of the sinus passageways, while keeping the integrity of the sinus lining.
Since balloon sinuplasty is a minimally-invasive nonsurgical procedure, patients typically do not report the negative side effects often associated with traditional sinus surgery. However, you should be prepared for:
After healing from the procedure, most patients enjoy a rapid and long-lasting relief of sinus symptoms such as pain, pressure, and congestion thanks to the opening of their sinus passages.