How long is the recovery time?
All surgeries are performed in the hospital under general anesthesia, and most patients stay in the hospital one to four nights. After surgery, tubes are usually placed in the wound to drain excess fluid, and medications are given to control pain and discomfort. A certain degree of soreness, swelling, and bruising for two to four weeks after surgery is normal. Most people can return to work after two to four weeks, but people with physically demanding jobs need to wait longer. During this recovery period, you will return to your doctor's office regularly to monitor your progress.