You will more than likely experience some fluid drainage from the incisions after surgery. A small drainage tube may be inserted beneath the skin for few days to prevent fluid build-up. You may be fitted with a snug elastic garment to wear over the treated area for a few weeks to control swelling and to help your skin better fit its new contours. Dr. Lesavoy may also prescribe antibiotics to prevent infection.
Do not expect to look or feel great immediately after surgery. Although newer techniques are believed to reduce some post-operative discomforts, you may still experience some pain, burning, swelling, bleeding and temporary numbness. Pain can be controlled with medications prescribed by Dr. Lesavoy, though you may still feel stiff and sore for a few days.
It is also normal to feel anxious or depressed in the days or weeks following surgery. However, this feeling should subside as you begin to look and feel better.