After recovering in the facility, the patient will be transferred home, to a condominium close to the outpatient setting or to a hotel room close to the surgical facility. The drains are usually removed in two to four days. The patient will experience some swelling and bruising which will get worse within 48 hours and then gradually disappear, on average, in eight to 10 days. The patient will appear presentable in about one to two weeks after surgery and can resume social activities at this time, depending on the trigger site. It is recommended that patients avoid heavy exercise for about three weeks. Usually, there are no limitations after this period. Patients who undergo septum and turbinate surgery, it may be necessary to irrigate the nose once or twice a day for a period of three to six weeks.