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Post-Op Instructions for Sinus Lift Surgery

Activity

  • May be dizzy or lightheaded following surgery.
  • No Strenuous exercise, no alcohol, no driving for 48 hours post-op.
  • Rest at home for first 24 hours. Then increase activities over one week.

Diet

  • Soft foods for first 24 hours then eat as tolerated.

Things to avoid: (7–10 days following procedure)

  • Do not blow your nose.
  • Sneeze only with your mouth wide open.
  • Do not lift heavy objects over five pounds.
  • Do not smoke.
  • Avoid disturbing the area that has been surgically treated. Do not feel this area with your tongue.
  • Do not drink through a straw and avoid sucking (i.e.: Popsicle)

Suggestions for Comfort

  • Elevate head on two pillows.
  • Ice packs over cheeks for 15 – 20 minutes every 3-4 hours.
  • Brush only the adjacent teeth on day of surgery, and then resume normal brushing after 24 hours.
  • Cool vapor humidifier at bedside for first week.
  • You may use nasal decongestant or a nasal spray or nose drops as directed on package. Do not use aspirin or Aspirin products.
  • Use pain medications as directed.

Call your doctor immediately for any of the following

  • Bright red bleeding for more than 10 minutes or heavy bleeding.
  • Fever over 101 degrees, neck stiffness, or unrelieved headaches.
  • Vision problems: Double vision, loss of vision, black eyes or bulging of eyes. Vomiting lasting more than 24 hours.

It is important that you keep your post-operative appointment.