Balloon Sinuplasty offers a minimally invasive way to have sinus infections managed. There are some patients whose disease permits sinusitis surgery in the office under local anesthesia. For others it requires a general anesthetic in an outpatient surgery center. Most patients are able to return to activities very quickly. Many can resume normal activities immediately. Your doctor may recommend you refrain from very strenuous activities (such as heavy lifting) for a week after the treatment. All of this is dependent upon what is causing the sinus problem, how much surgery is needed and if any other nasal procedures must be performed at the same time (removal of nasal polyps or correcting a deviated nasal septum). You should discuss all of this with your doctor.