Instructions Following Direct Sinus Lift


  • Please refrain from blowing your nose for up to four (4) weeks following your surgery. Do not hold your nose when sneezing. Please take all medications as prescribed, including decongestants as necessary. Avoid flying in pressurized¬†aircraft, scuba diving, bearing down when lifting heavy objects, blowing up balloons, playing musical instruments that require a blowing action or any other activity that increases nasal or oral pressure for at least four weeks after surgery.

  • It is important to understand that with this procedure, post-operative swelling should be considered normal for a few days and ice is encouraged 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off for the first 24 hours.

  • Drink plenty of liquids. Eat soft foods for the first several days after surgery. ¬†Advance to a regular diet as you become more comfortable. Please avoid chewing or creating pressure on the bone graft site. Please avoid drinking alcoholic beverages or smoking during the first one to two weeks following your surgery.

  • All removable appliances including partial dentures, flippers and full dentures must be checked for proper fit before they can be worn

If you experience severe or persistent sinus or nasal congestion please call the office.