Are there any special instructions?
You are restricted from the use of non-steroid anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) one week prior to the procedure and one month after. Initially, the procedure may cause some localized soreness and discomfort. Your medical provider typically orders a mild narcotic for this post-procedure discomfort, however most patients only require some extra-strength Tylenol to help with the pain. Ice and heat may be applied to the area as needed, after the first 36 hours.