Having read the accounts of THOUSANDS of adult tonsillectomies in the forum,(See Tonsillectomy Forum page), I can say with some confidence that generally, the younger the patient, the easier the tonsillectomy recovery. I’ve read from many middle aged adults who had a fairly smooth recovery.Perhaps they read up on this website and prepared well. In any case, many time an adult tonsillectomy recovery is better than the horror stories we hear about.
The methods employed for tonsillectomy in adults and children are generally the same, (See Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy Methods page), and the risks for adults are similar to the risks for children, (See The Tonsillectomy Risks Most studies indicate a two to four percent risk of delayed hemorrhage [severe bleeding].
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Recovery from tonsillectomy in adults usually requires at least ten days and more often two weeks.
Before deciding to get an adult tonsillectomy, it’s important to choose a time frame in which you have the time and the support.