Anesthesia: General or sedation.
Location of operation: Surgery center or hospital.
Length of surgery: 1.5 to 3 hours
Length of stay: Outpatient (home same day).
Discomfort: Mild to moderate. Anticipate 2-5 days of prescription pain medication.
Swelling: Improves over 14-21 days.
Bandages: Will be removed in 4-5 days.
Stitches: Will be absorbable.
Back to work: 5-7 days.
Exercise: May be resumed in 4 weeks.
Final result: Will be seen after the scars have matured, which will be about six months.