How Long Do You Need to Take Off From Work?

Time off for recovery usually depends on the type of procedure performed as well as the type of anesthesia used. Recovery time for patients undergoing an RFA typically involves less time off of work–usually a day or two–because these procedures are performed under local anesthesia. For patients who have nasal and sinus procedures performed under general anesthesia, they may need to take 3-4 days off of work. During this time, patients are advised to refrain from heavy lifting or vigorous activity for 1-2 weeks.