Is it quite painful? Is there much bruising?

It takes about a week and a half for most of the swelling to subside. There may be bruising with average cases, although it should be looked upon as individual. Some are prone to bruising more than others. Some doctors suggest a pharmaceutical grade Arnica montana product called SinEcch and a topical ointment as well. Some surgeons suggest Bromelain or drinking pineapple juice starting 3 days pre-operative. These products are thought to decrease both bruising and swelling in all procedures and in most cases have shown a significant decrease in both complaints. You should take your prescribed pain medication to alleviate any pain or discomfort that you may experience. Although if you feel as if your pain is severe do not hesitate to call your surgeon or the staff member on call.