Re: Facing Mod. Lothrop/Sinus drill out -recovery expectations?
The Modified Lothrop is a more complicated surgical procedure but the recovery is the same as any endoscopic sinus surgery. The use of stents and packing varies from surgeon to surgeon - some use them, other don't, so you'll have to ask your surgeon about those specific things (my surgeon didn't use stents or packing).
In my case there was no overnight stay, just a couple of hours in the recovery room and then 5 days at home taking it easy. I had a little pain - about the same as a headache - for the first 36 hours but it was easily managed with Tylenol (and they will likely give you something stronger just in case you need it).
I was close to normal after 3-4 days but still had some swelling in my nasal passages that took about a week to fully resolve after the surgery (with lots of irrigation to help keep crusts from forming).