You may feel tired and sore for a few days and could experience slight swelling and bruising. Discomfort can be subsided with prescription medication. Following the operation, you will have a dressing in place which should be kept dry for two weeks. After two weeks your dressing will be removed and the wound inspected and lightly cleaned. The scars may be firm and pink for at least six weeks. They may also remain the same size for several months. It is important to keep in mind that they may take up to two years to fade. You will have follow-up visits in the months after surgery to check on your progress.
Recovery depends on the individual patient however most patients are able to go back to work after a couple of days. Although you can walk and do very light activities from the next day, it is advisable to avoid strenuous activities for seven to ten days. The average recovery time is between one to two weeks.