|Operation time||0.5 hrs|
|Nights in hospital||day case|
|Risks – common||bruising, swelling, temporary numbness, temporary skin irregularity|
|Risks – uncommon||infection, excessive scarring, asymmetry, bleeding, permanent numbness, permanent nerve damage, delayed wound healing|
|Pain and discomfort||3 – 7 days|
|Follow-up after surgery||1 week, 3 months|
|Time off work||1 week|
|Sports||2 weeks – walking|
4 weeks – everything
|Result||12 weeks until final result|
scars continue to improve over 18 months
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An alternative to surgery is the Smartxide fractional CO2 laser.