Is the procedure painful?

The local anesthesia is about as painful as getting your gums numbed at a dentist’s office. Post operatively, you will feel tightness in the donor site and it will get less tight each day.

What is the recovery period like?

The swelling could last a month or six weeks. You will need to keep your head elevated when you sleep and don't put any pressure on the treated areas. You are restricted from heavy lifting or bending for two weeks.