The recovery process is much easier than most people expect. My patients tell me that they were able to walk around at home the very first night after surgery. They felt some discomfort over the abdomen, but this was easily improved with medications.
My patients are able to shower the first day after surgery. They felt tired and required rest for the first 24-48 hours. Most people tell me they wake up on the third day with much more energy. Most patients are able to do light activities and chores after about 3-4 days.
The recovery rapidly improves each day. You will have more energy and less discomfort as each day goes by. Most patients are off all medications by the fifth day. Most patients are able to return to work after 7-10 days.
Everyone is different. During your consultation, I will discuss what your specific recovery process will be like.