During the procedure, there is no sense of any pain. There is discomfort right away, but it can be managed by administering certain injections. Over the following few hours, this pain progressively lessens, and patients typically have little to no pain 24 hours after the treatment. When patients are released from the hospital, they are given pills to assist them manage any discomfort they may feel at home.
After surgery, patients are kept nil by mouth for the first 24 hours. A clear liquid diet is then started after that. They are initially told to drink only 30 to 50 cc of liquids per hour, taken in little doses. Gulping down liquids and using a straw should be avoided since they can lead to aerophagy, which can be uncomfortable and make you throw up. After three to five days of a clear liquid diet, all liquids are introduced and maintained for 15 days. Following this, a pureed and soft diet is consumed for one week each. 4-6 weeks after surgery, patients return to their regular diets, but they consume significantly less food.