The procedure will take between one and four hours, depending on the number and the size of the areas to be treated and, on this basis, can be performed either under twilight or general anaesthetic. Not all patients are comfortable with twilight anaesthetic and this is something you can discuss with Mr Marando in your consultation. Generally you will not need to stay in hospital overnight and your procedure will require only a day stay.
Possible side effects may include temporary pain, swelling, soreness, numbness of the area and bruising. Every procedure carries some risks, including blood clots, infections, bleeding, or poor healing. However, in the hands of a competent and experienced surgeon, these risks can be reduced.