Will I have pain after the procedure? What can I take if I have pain?

It is common to have discomfort after an surgical procedure.  Managing this discomfort is very important to us.  Most of the time, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen (Motrin)™ or acetaminophen (Tylenol)™ can manage the pain.  In some cases, a prescription pain medicine is indicated and will be prescribed by the doctor.   Applying ice to the surgery site for the first 2 days is beneficial to reduce swelling and may improve discomfort overall.  Maintaining a soft diet will also help to manage your postoperative discomfort.