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.

Bruising: Mild

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.