Length: Usually 1-2 hours.
Anesthesia: General (asleep).
Hospital Stay: Usually outpatient.
Side Effects: Temporary swelling, numbness, headaches, bruising. Traditional method: Possible itching and hair loss. Pain is generally minimal and relieved with oral medications for the first day or two. Bruising and swelling usually subside in seven to 14 days.
Risks: Bleeding, infection, nerve injury, injury to facial nerve, causing loss of motion, muscle weakness or an asymmetrical look.