Most patients watch a movie or take a nap while we work. Afterwards, they tell us that during the procedure they felt no pain. Any discomfort they feel afterwards is usually very temporary and nearly always minimal and easily relieved with simple pain tablets taken for 1 - 2 days after the procedure. One third of our patients do not take any pain tablets.
No. It is a minor surface surgery and only skin deep; it is one of the safest surgical procedures ever to be performed. You are under the care of qualified medical staff at all times. Your transplant takes place (using equipment kept to hospital standards) in a private office adjacent and connected to a large modern hospital.