Following your procedure, you will experience moderate pain and discomfort typically associated with surgery. It is important to take the medication prescribed and to follow the post-surgery instructions provided by Dr. Wali and his staff. You will be coached in-depth by the team prior to surgery but should expect walking around with assistance and limited use of arms after surgery. Rather than using your arms to lift yourself, focus on using your abdominal muscles to get up. On the day of surgery be sure to drink lots of fluids and advance your diet slowly. On the first day after surgery Dr. Wali will suggest that you walk around as much as possible and actively avoid lying in bed for prolonged periods of time so as not to become stiff and to promote blood flow throughout the body. Again, follow the instructions referring to the first day after surgery and remember to remove your compression garment every 4 hours while you are awake. During the next week you should be walking as much as possible. The office team will be checking in regularly during the first week to answer any questions and to check on your recovery. If you feel any need to call outside of regular check-up, please feel free to call the office with any questions or concerns.